Helping fellow entrepreneurs in Amsterdam

Smart mobility firm Felyx is letting small businesses and entrepreneurs use its network of electric scooters during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, aiming to make it easier for them to continue operating.

Normally, Felyx scooters can only be rented by individuals and are not available for commercial use. However, the company noticed many small businesses (including restaurants and pharmacies) require access to transportation to continue serving customers and decided to offer its scooters at a reduced rate until 1 June. Interested parties can register online.

In a statement to the press, Felyx co-founder Quinten Selhorst said: "The coronavirus also affects us. In this uncertain time, it is important that we help each other as entrepreneurs where necessary. Together we make each other stronger.”

A city focused on smart mobility

Launched in 2015, Felyx has expanded significantly in a short period of time and now has thousands of scooters for rent in Amsterdam, Den Hague and Rotterdam. It is one of many smart mobility outfits in the Dutch capital, including ride sharing company ViaVan and EVBox, which offers electric vehicle charging. 

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