Miami Beach, Florida - HOPR, a Micromobility company operating bicycle and scooter share in multiple cities throughout North America since 2011, is entering the retail and online sales market for urban electric vehicles starting with a new Micromobility concept store called Vene (pron. Vinny).
The past few years we have seen explosive growth with shared electric bikes and scooters and mass adoption by millions of people in hundreds of cities across the globe. As more and more people experience these electric vehicles, and rely on them for transportation, the demand for individual ownership and long term leasing of micromobility vehicles will increase.
“Vene shops will make it easy and convenient for people to live car-free in cities. Our focus is sales and service of electric vehicles used for urban trips under 5 miles.” says Josh Squire, Founder and CEO of HOPR.
Vene plans to make it easy for people to purchase electric 2-wheel vehicles including e-bikes, e-scooter, e-mopeds and e-boards. In addition to Vene products they will also stock a variety of pioneering brands in the space such as Izip, BESV and Segway.
Squire continues: “We believe that in addition to online sales people can still greatly benefit from walking into a local shop that can educate them about different types of electric vehicles, provide test rides, service repairs, and foster a community of next gen micromobility commuters.“
Vene stores will also cater to delivery gig workers with daily rentals of electric delivery bikes.
The name Vene was inspired by the location of the store in Miami Beach; at the entrance to the Venetian Causeway, a historic bridge connecting the mainland to Miami Beach and a very popular bike way for cyclists.
HOPR hopes to expand the Vene concept store to other major cities soon.