Micro-Mobility Leader, Helbiz, Launches Fleet of E-Scooters in Otranto, Italy

  • 150 electric scooters now available for citizens and visitors to explore the historic city center and seaside resorts
  • The launch was celebrated at the musical event of the summer, Battiti Live on Radio Norba, hosted by Elisabetta Gregoraci and Alan Palmieri
  • Helbiz named the Micro-Mobility Partner of Extra Battiti

OTRANTO, Italy–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Helbiz–Helbiz, a global leader in micro-mobility that is the business combination target of GreenVision Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: GRNV), today announced it has launched a fleet of 150 safe and innovative shared e-scooters across the city of Otranto. This supports Helbiz’s continued expansion efforts throughout Italy and follows successful launches in Mondello, Rimini, Fiumicino, Fregene, Focene, Isola Sacra, Lido Del Faro, Passoscuro, Maccarese and Puglia.

Users can download the Helbiz mobile app on iOS and Android to instantly geolocate, rent and unlock e-scooters directly from their smartphones with just a tap. The rate to rent an e-scooter is €1 for the initial unlock + €0.20 per minute. With a Helbiz UNLIMITED subscription, users can take an unlimited number of daily trips for a flat rate of €39.99 per month.

Helbiz has also been chosen to be the micro-mobility partner of Extra Battiti, providing its scooters to the radio station. To celebrate the launch, Elisabetta Gregoraci and Alan Palmieri hosted Battiti Live on Radio Norba on June 25, which brought together top Italian and international artists to perform at the Aragonese Castle. The celebrations will continue with 15 additional shows across Puglia.

“The city of Otranto is thrilled to welcome the sharing mobility service offered by Helbiz, a leading company in the area of intra-urban transport,” said Pierpaolo Cariddi, Mayor of Otranto. “Urban cities are increasingly moving towards sustainable and green shared mobility. It is very important to educate citizens and visitors on the use of electric transportation, such as e-scooters. In the summer months in Otranto, micro-mobility has become a valuable aid for those without their own means of transportation and wish to visit different areas of the city in a quick and cost-efficient manner. I invite users to follow all of the rules required to use the service.”

“We are proud to serve Otranto, a city that is rich in culture and tourism, with a level of dynamism portrayed at each local event. We look forward to our growing partnership with Extra Battiti, the event that marked the beginning of summer and the rebirth of Italian music moments,” said Matteo Tanzilli, Head of Institutional Relations at Helbiz.


Helbiz is a global leader in micro-mobility services. Launched in 2016 and headquartered in New York City, the company operates e-scooters, e-bicycles and e-mopeds in nearly 30 cities around the world including Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Arlington, Atlanta, Miami, Milan and Rome. Helbiz utilizes a customized, proprietary fleet management platform, artificial intelligence and environmental mapping to optimize operations and business sustainability. In Q1 2021, Helbiz Inc announced a merger with SPAC GreenVision Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: GRNV), resulting in it becoming the first micro-mobility company listed on Nasdaq upon completion.

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Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed business combination, GreenVision filed a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC. Additionally, GreenVision will file other relevant materials with the SEC in connection with the business combination. Copies may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. Security holders of GreenVision are urged to read the preliminary proxy statement, the definitive proxy statement and the other relevant materials when they become available before making any voting decision with respect to the proposed business combination because they will contain important information about the business combination and the parties to the business combination. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites referenced in this press release is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this press release. GreenVision’s stockholders may also obtain a copy of the preliminary or definitive proxy statement, once available as well as other documents filed with the SEC by GreenVision, without charge, at the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: GreenVision Acquisition Corp., 8 The Green, Suite #4966, Dover, DE 19901, Attention: Chief Financial Officer, Tel. (302 289-8280).

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. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in GreenVision is contained in the preliminary proxy statement with respect to the proposed business combination filed on April 8, 2021 with the SEC, and in GreenVision’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and subsequently amended, which was filed with the SEC 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, 2020, and the definitive proxy statement 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 definitive proxy statement relating to the business combination when it becomes available.

Helbiz and its officers and directors may also be deemed participants in such solicitation. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the business combination are set forth in the preliminary proxy statement, which was filed on April 8, 2021 with the SEC and the definitive proxy statement for the business combination when it is filed with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.


This press release does not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed transaction. This press release also does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities will be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.


For investor and media inquiries:

Global Head of Communications:

Davide D’Amico – tel. +39 335 7715011 email: davide.damico@helbiz.com



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