How And Where To Rent A BIRD Scooter
Bird; one thinks of a bird, the other of the convenience of an electric scooter. Download the Bird app, find an e-scooter near you and you are ready for your ride. How exactly does this work? You read it here.
What is Bird?
As one of the first providers of electric scooters, Bird can now be found in more than 100 cities.
At any time, on almost every street corner a means of transport at your disposal. Open your mobile app, unlock a scooter and drive away. It sounds futuristic, but Bird has now made this possible in more than 100 cities worldwide.
Bird’s initiative should contribute to “shared mobility”’. With this, the company wants to reduce CO2 emissions in cities and facilitate last-mile transport.
How do you use a Bird scooter?
To use Bird, download the free app for Android or Apple. Link a payment method in the app and go through the following steps:
1. Find a Bird vehicle near you
Check in the app where the nearest e-step is located. In the app, you can also see what the battery percentage of the scooter is.
2. Add multiple drivers
Tap ‘Group ride’ if you want to unlock multiple vehicles with one app.
3. Unlock with the app
Scan the QR code on the scooter’s handlebars to unlock the vehicle and start your ride.
4. Push off and drive off
Push off with one foot and accelerate with the right thumb.
5. Park the scooter.
Done with the ride? Check in the app whether there are designated parking zones and park the vehicle neatly.
6. End the ride
Press “lock e-scooter” in the app to end your ride. You will now see an overview of the route taken and costs incurred.
Download the Bird app for Android and IOS
What do you pay per ride?
For each ride, you pay a starting rate and a rate per minute. To unlock a scooter you pay an average of €1 and then €0.15 per minute. For a 15-minute ride, you pay €3.25.
Please note: the costs may vary by city.
Tip: take advantage of free rides
Through the Bird app, you have the option to share your personal ‘referral code‘ with someone. This personal code can be found in the app after downloading.
Are you going for a ride with two or more people? Share this code (located behind the ‘gifts icon’ at the top right of the app) before the first ride and benefit from a €5 free credit:
Where is Bird currently active?
Bird is constantly working to make her scooters available in new cities. Bird can now be found in about 100 cities worldwide, of which 60 are European cities. In Europe, these include the following places:
Check the website for an up-to-date overview.
Do you want to buy an electric scooter from Bird?
For several years now it has also been possible to purchase your own Bird scooter. This scooter looks just a bit slicker than the partial scooter variant. The Bird One is available via the Bird webshop in white, black, and pink.
With a price tag of $899, this is above the average price of an e-scooter, such as the Xiaomi Pro 2. But to be honest, you get a great electric scooter for that price.
Report a problem with your BIRD E-scooter
Are you experiencing nuisance from an incorrectly parked Bird vehicle? Or do you have a problem with your payment? You can report this in the following way:
- Via the app: navigate the app to the ‘warning triangle icon’ at the bottom left and create a report.
- Via the website: contact Bird via the website.