Enter Swiftmile into the mix, which has an offering that could be described as a hybrid bikeshare model. In the above interview, filmed at ProspectSV’s 2018 Impact and Innovation Summit, Swiftmile Co-founder and CEO Colin Roche, explains that their focus is a bit different from other bikeshare companies, as they target corporate and institutional (e.g. government, hospitality, etc.) customers with their shared bikes.

Their self-contained docking station consists of a solar-powered bike-rack that locks and charges their electric bikes. Because these stations do not require connection to the grid, installation is relatively fast, permit-free and, at 2 bikes per station, easily expandable. These stations feature GPS and their on-board computers communicate to Swiftmile’s backend via cellular radio.

Ken Pyle, Viodi.com

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