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Citi Bike rival JOCO brings shared, docked e-bikes to NYC

Citi Bike rival JOCO brings shared, docked e-bikes to NYC

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Move over Citi Bike, theres a new docked, shared bike service in town only this one is all electric. Next week, JOCO will be the first shared operator in New York City to launch a network of e-bike stations on private property for public use.

The service, powered by shared mobility platform Vulog, will start with 30 stations and 300 e-bikes located around Manhattan, expanding to 100 stations and 1,000 bikes by June. This is not the first new shared operator to hit the streets of New York this year. Last week, the city announced the winning companies of the e-scooter pilot in the Bronx. But while Bird, Lime and Veo are restricted to operating in a section of the Bronx, far from any Citi Bike territory, JOCO is under no such constraints.

The companys bikes will initially be stationed at parking garages around the city, including at Icon Parking garages, the citys largest parking operators, but the company says it hopes to expand to residential and commercial buildings in the near future. The company essentially pays landlords to provide this amenity, while absolving them from having to operate or maintain the e-bikes.

What differentiates us from Citi Bike is, first of all, our bikes are 100% electric, 100% premium, co-founder Jonathan Johnny Cohen from New York told TechCrunch. (The two co-founders are both named Johnathan Cohen — one is from New York, the other from London. JOCO…get it?). You can reserve our bikes in advance, and as were on private property, there are hand sanitizer at our stations, the bikes arent getting rained on every night, theyre a bit cleaner and easier to access.

A map of JOCO's launch e-bike dock locations

A map of JOCO’s 30 launch e-bike dock locations in NYC.

Citi Bikes fleet is about 30% electric. To charge the e-bikes, the Lyft-owned company must manually take the drained vehicles from their stations to charge them, whereas JOCOs vehicles are charged at the stations. Like Citi Bike, each e-bike can last for about 30 miles on a charge.

Thats enough to get around Manhattan several times, said London Jo (another moniker for differentiating between the two John/Jon Cohens). We expect our vehicles to always be charged and ready to go for the customer. It defeats the purpose when youre taking a bike thats extremely sustainable, and then come along in a gas-burning vehicle to swap the battery. Were looking to be a truly environmentally friendly company and provide a more consistent and reliable service.

Founded in 2019 and funded privately by a group of former CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and specifically investors with technology and real estate backgrounds, JOCO offers e-bikes at a price point thats comparable, if not directly competitive, to Citi Bike. Itll cost riders $1 to unlock the bike and .25 cents a minute, so a 10 minute ride will come out to $3.50. If you can find an electric Citi Bike, itll cost a rider $3.50 to unlock and .18 cents a minute, which comes out to about $5.30.

Thats significantly cheaper in our opinion for a brand new, gorgeous, full electric premium bike, said NY Jo.

Neither company charges unlock fees for members. JOCOs monthly membership is $49 per month with unlimited use, and Citi Bikes is $20 per month, with monthly members continuing to pay 18 cents per minute, and annual members paying 12 cents per minute. Under Citi Bikes annual membership, if a rider is averaging out about five 10-minute rides per week, the monthly spend is comparable between the two companies.

Citi Bike has been around since 2013 and has done a tremendous job at driving cycling adoption on the streets of NYC, Monica Wejman, Vulogs North America managing director, told TechCrunch. And now you have JOCO entering this space, powered by Vulog, really there to complement Citi Bike and satisfy what were seeing as a significant increase in demand for access to e-bikes. Were truly empowering mobility operators to launch mobility programs at scale.

While JOCO will not be reliant on the NYC Department of Transportation to carve out street and sidewalk space for docking stations, the operator is still taking steps to ensure a good working relationship with the city.

London Jo says JOCOs bikes are made with safety-critical features, like hidden cables to make them less susceptible to vandalism, puncture-proof airless tires and bike-tracking, provided by Vulogs backend.

In addition, by operating in private spaces, were eliminating that problem of sidewalk clutter for the city, said the British Cohen. And they dont have to worry about what has to go to fit 50 new bikes on the street. Were taking a big headache off them, and its allowing us to stay in control a little bit more and not have to depend on the city.

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