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E-scooter fans know the problem. Similar to cyclists, they must - provided they comply with the StVO - clearly indicate every change of direction. Since e-scooters usually do not have indicators, this is done in most cases with a hand signal. Due to the unstable driving behavior of the e-scooters, this is not an easy undertaking. The drivers are not only required to be dexterous and have a sense of balance, but also to be willing to take risks.

ÖAMTC calls for indicators

It was only on Tuesday that the ÖAMTC reaffirmed its demand in a press release that e-scooters be equipped with appropriate indicator systems at the factory in order to minimize the risk of falling. The club's request did not go unheard: As the Berlin Mobility Startup Tier confirmed to the brutkasten on Friday afternoon, the company now wants to proactively anticipate the ÖAMTC's request by introducing a new generation of e-scooters with integrated indicators. It says: “In the next few days, the entire fleet in Vienna will be gradually renewed and the old e-scooter model replaced.” It is not yet known when other cities in Austria will follow.

Model V has numerous innovations

The so-called Model V, which has numerous innovations, is to be used. In addition to flashing lights on the handlebars and on the rear fender, the new generation has two drum brakes, which should ensure even shorter braking distances. In addition, the V model has a wide running board, a large front wheel and double suspension.

“We are very pleased that our users in Vienna will start the coming season safely and comfortably with the new e-scooter model. Safety, durability and user-friendliness are also in the foreground with this vehicle, "says Maximilian Nageler, Managing Director for Tier in Austria.

Tier Energy Network comes to Vienna

The Berlin-based mobility startup is also planning to further expand its Tier Energy Network. This is a network of charging stations across Europe that will be used to charge electric vehicles in the future. To this end, the startup works with local companies, such as cafés or shops, in which the discharged vehicle batteries can easily be exchanged - the brutkasten reported.

According to the company spokesman, the charging infrastructure will also follow in Vienna in July and August. Berlin and Münster in Germany were the first cities to receive an inner-city network of charging stations, which are now operated by local partner shops. From now on, users can independently exchange batteries at the charging stations and receive free minutes in return.

The company's long-term vision is to introduce the same replaceable battery for all vehicles in its own fleet so that they can all be operated via the same charging network in the future.