Helbiz, a global leader in micro-mobility that is the business combination target of GreenVision Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: GRNV), today announced that it will offer its fleet of 400 e-scooters in Palermo, the heart of Sicily. This will be the first city on the island to offer access to the eco-sustainable two-wheeled vehicles.
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Helbiz launches operations in Palermo to offer e-scooter services in Sicily (Photo: Business Wire)
“With its beautiful weather conditions, Palermo is an ideal city to operate a micro-mobility service– a solution that we believe will be well received by decongesting traffic using an eco-friends solution,” said Luca Santambrogio of Helbiz. “We are proud to be among the first companies to arrive in Sicily and to continue bringing the micro-mobility revolution throughout Italy with our innovative, practical and environmentally sustainable vehicles.”
The e-scooters will be operational in the central districts of Sant’Erasmo, Oreto-Perez, Borgo Vecchio and Principe di Palagonia up to the Zisa Castle.
Users can easily access e-scooters through the Helbiz mobile app on Android and iOS. Additionally, users can also pay for rides in cash through the Cash Recharge mode, which generates a barcode that can be easily accessed and redeemed at the nearest partner commercial establishment.
Helbiz recharges and manages its vehicles daily, ensuring they are properly maintained for safe riding. The devices are also constantly monitored through a sophisticated geolocation system that prevents any theft attempts and reports any acts of vandalism.
The cost to use the service includes an initial cost of 1 euro for unlocking and 15 cents for every minute of use. Users can also subscribe to Helbiz UNLIMITED at a cost of 29.99 euros per month, which offers an unlimited number of daily trips lasting 30 minutes (at least 20 minutes apart) and access to the service through Telepass Pay with 30 minutes of free trips.
For more information, visit www.helbiz.com.
About GreenVision Acquisition Corp.
GreenVision Acquisition Corp. is a newly organized special purpose acquisition company formed under the laws of the State of Delaware for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
Helbiz is a technology company that offers micro urban mobility solutions with the goal of containing the rate of traffic increase. With over 200 employees, the company is a market leader in Italy and across Europe and continues to expand and hire local staff to manage its worldwide operations. Launched in 2015 and headquartered in New York City, the company operates scooters, e-bikes and electric mopeds in more than 20 cities around the world. In the US, Helbiz has operations in Washington DC, Alexandria, Arlington, Atlanta, Miami and Richmond. Helbiz, Inc. announced on February 8, 2021 it has entered into a merger agreement with GreenVision Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: GRNV) (“GreenVision”) a SPAC, which, upon closing, will result in Helbiz becoming the first micro-mobility company listed on Nasdaq.
The Telepass Group was founded in 2017 in order to create an integrated system of services for mobility in urban and extra-urban areas: an ecosystem of companies created to give people the possibility to move freely, without obstacles. The areas of expertise range from the management of mobility services to electronic payments and insurance. Today, the companies of the Telepass Group are committed to extending and guaranteeing access to their services in Europe as well, in order to truly transform every journey into a borderless experience.
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Participants in Solicitation
GreenVision and its directors and officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of GreenVision’s shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination. Helbiz and its officers and directors may also be deemed participants in such solicitation. Security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of certain of GreenVision’s executive officers and directors in the solicitation by reading GreenVision’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, and the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC in connection with the business combination when they become available. Information concerning the interests of GreenVision’s participants in the solicitation, which may, in some cases, be different than those of their stockholders generally, will be set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the business combination when it becomes available.
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