ACCIONA says it has increased its network of electric motorcycles to 10,000 units, making it the world’s largest motosharing operator by number of vehicles.

The firm’s shared transport service operates in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Zaragoza, Lisbon, Milan and has been recently launched as well in Rome, deploying an initial fleet of 500 vehicles.

Since its launch in October 2018, ACCIONA’s mobility service has prevented the emission of 1,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, the equivalent of the amount that 100,000 cars generate in one day, said the company.

It added that the use of these shared vehicles also freed up 36ha of public space on a daily basis.

“Over this year and half, the overall number of kilometers that users have collectively traveled along using these vehicles is equivalent to going around the earth 300 times. ACCIONA’s motosharing service offers citizens a safe and sustainable transport alternative, as it helps to avoid overcrowding in public transport, while at the same time decongesting urban spaces previously taken up by private vehicles. In addition, it reduces emissions from the use of private cars with combustion engines,” said the company in a statement.

In line with COVID-19 protocols, ACCIONA is following a daily sanitisation protocol for all its motorcycles, with every unit equipped with cleaning wipes for the designated contact areas, including the handlebars.

Also available are disposable helmet nets and a hydroalcoholic hand-gel to be applied before and after every use. The ACCIONA Mobility app meanwhile includes self-protection and hygiene recommendations as well as information on the proper use of the vehicles.

The motorbikes have a performance equivalent to 125cc and offer two modes of driving which adapt to both inner city transit as well as fast roads, reaching up to 100Km/h on these.

To access this service, users must register on the ACCIONA Mobility app and then validate their information contact details. Once registered, users are given access to the exact location of the motorcycles that are available for reservation. The available units may be used all over the city, but must be parked and left in the designated areas shown on the app’s map.