Helbiz, an Italian-American intra-urban transportation company, partnered with Pininfarina, the internationally renowned design house and MT Distribution, a company of the Italian Motor Valley leader in the design and development of urban micro-mobility solutions, to create an innovative fleet of electric scooters for the Italian market.
As part of this partnership, Helbiz will be the first micro-mobility sharing company to start developing micro-mobility solutions in Italy. This collaboration involves the development of a customizable design by Pininfarina for Helbiz, for a new range of electric micro-mobility vehicles. MT Distribution will direct the engineering efforts for Helbiz vehicles.
Design has the ability to continually innovate by improving people’s lives, which operates in the most varied areas of design and is a leader in projects designed for environmental sustainability, is particularly sensitive to the new trends in urban mobility. This is because we are thrilled to be able to propose together with Helbiz and MT a new way of moving that protects the environment and makes cities more human-friendly, basing it on high-tech and high-quality solutions. – Giuseppe Bonollo, Pininfarina Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing
The first phase will focus on scooters used for sharing and will then move on to those for consumer sales. This will expand Helbiz’s business by integrating direct sales with sharing. Both sharing customers and direct consumers will have access to an electric scooter designed by Pininfarina, engineered in Italy by MT Distribution, and distributed on the market by Helbiz.
The project will start with e-scooters which will be developed by an engineering and development team shared by the three companies and will then continue with electric bicycles and electric mopeds. The entire fleet of scooters, e-bicycles and e-mopeds will be characterized by unique looks.