Having exceeded its first-quarter goals, electric mobility solutions provider WHILL has expanded its operations in North America

In Q1 of 2024, Scootaround powered by WHILL, the company’s rental operations, saw a 13% growth in cruise rentals compared to the previous year and an impressive 81% surge compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019. The company also enhanced its rental services in Miami, FL, and Galveston, TX, by installing walk-up terminals. This summer, it plans further expansions in Bayonne and New York City.

“WHILL started as a small idea and grew into a global business helping people daily. I am honoured to work alongside the leadership team and all the WHILL employees, who dedicate themselves to the brand and, even more importantly, to WHILL’s mission of providing personal mobility solutions that can be used comfortably whenever needed,” said Satoshi Sugie, founder and CEO of WHILL. “Together, WHILL enables users to explore their communities and travel with independence and the freedom they deserve.”

The company has recently made several senior appointments, among them Tres Izzard, president of WHILL Mobility Services, Marie Onga, VP of WHILL Customer Experience Group, and Shane Bogni, VP, WHILL Business Development, Mobility Services.

This year has seen significant milestones, such as the launch of the Model Ri urban scooter, now available for pre-order, and the introduction of WHILL’s autonomous mobility services at LAX and MIA’s American Airlines terminals.

WHILL looks forward to continued growth in the North American market, it says.

This year saw WHILL’s services debut at MIA
This year saw WHILL’s services debut at MIA WHILL