Voi Technology, the “micro-mobility” startup that operates an e-scooter service in a 38 cities across 10 European countries, has raised an $85 million in Series B funding.
Voi Technology(瑞典电动摩托车初创公司)是一家“微移动”初创公司,在10个欧洲国家的38个城市中提供电动滑板车服务,这家公司在B轮融资中获得8500万美元融资。

Launched in 2018, the company is best-known for its e-scooter rentals but now pitches itself as a micro-mobility provider, offering a number of different transport devices. These include various e-scooter and e-bike models, in a bid to become a broader transport operator helping to re-shape urban transport and wean people off using cars.
这家公司成立于2018年,最出名的业务就是出租电动滑板车,但现在宣传说要提供微移动服务,提供多种交通工具,其中包括不同的电动滑板车和电动自行车。该公司参与了一场投标,要拓展交通工具的业务范围,致力于重塑城市交通,让人们放弃汽车。

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To date, Voi says it has 4 million registered users and has powered 14 million rides. More recently it has launched new, more robust hardware that has been designed to sustain the rigours of commercial e-bike sharing. The idea is that more suitable hardware will help e-scooter companies improve margins since more rides can be extracted from the life-span of each vehicle.
Voi公司称截止目前注册用户达400万,骑行次数高达1400万次。最近又推出了新的更耐用的车辆,能承受得住作为商业共享电动车的使用。他们的初衷是车辆更耐用将有助于电动滑板车公司提高利润,因为每辆车在使用寿命内能提供更多的骑行次数。

On that note, Voi says it will use the new funding to develop “strong profitable businesses” in the 38 cities where it is already operating, as well as increase its R&D spend to improve its technology platform and products. Earlier this year, the company announced that it is already profitable in the cities of Stockholm and Oslo.
Voi公司在记录中说将利用新资金在38个已有业务的城市中“盈利较高的业务”,还要增加研发资金用于升级技术平台和产品。今年早些时候该公司宣布已经在斯德哥尔摩和奥斯陆盈利。

“Clearly, we feel we are on track to achieve this in more of our cities and that is our aim,” Voi co-founder and CEO Fredrik Hjelm tells me. “At this point, a key focus for us is to ensure we continue to increase the lifetime of our e-scooters, forge key partnerships and continue to work in those cities which provide the best conditions for a profitable e-scooter business”.
Voi公司联合创始人兼首席执行官Fredrik Hjelm对我说:“显然,我们认为能在更多的城市中盈利,这是我们的目标。在这一点上,我们关注的重点是确保能继续提高电动滑板车的寿命、建立关键合作伙伴关系并继续在能为盈利的电动滑板车业务提供最好条件的城市发展业务”。

 

翻译:菲菲