The shared electric scooters of the Dutch company Felyx will be arriving in Brussels in mid-June. They will be competing with multiple other self-service means of transport already available in the Belgian capital.
For Felyx, this is its first foray abroad, after becoming settled in Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. 614 of the company’s e-scooters will be located in several municipalities of the Belgian capital: Brussels-City, Ixelles, Saint-Gilles, Etterbeek and Uccle. They will be competing primarily with Scooty scooters.
If its initial expansion into Brussels is successful, Felyx will consider expanding its area of operations in the city. According to one of the company’s co-founders, Quinten Selhorst, Brussels has good potential for self-service electric scooters, due to its “international character” and the presence of “many students, young workers and expats” – people who happily use “a shared system” of transportation.
As with the shared e-trottinette services that have invaded the streets of Brussels, Felyx scooters can be located and rented via an application. Their speed is limited to 45 km/h and they are all equipped with helmets. “We are truly moving to Brussels, where we will work with a team and local partners to change batteries and repair scooters,” says Quinten Selhorst.