Swedish e-scooter rental company Voi has launched its first Mastercard credit card, to offer customers loyalty points and rewards.
The loyalty programme allows cardholders to collect miles with every payment, which can then be redeemed for free e-scooter rides.
In addition, when receiving the card, an additional 6000 miles are credited, corresponding to six free rides. All cardholders will also receive an insurance package as well as other Mastercard Gold benefits.
Claus Unterkircher, Voi’s general manager for the DACH region, said: “E-scooter rides instead of air miles – with the free Voi Mastercard Gold we want to convince more people of the advantages of sustainable mobility by offering them an alternative loyalty programme that offers great benefits.”
First e-scooter credit card
The credit card is issued by Advanzia Bank and offers both contactless and mobile payment. Voi customers can now apply for the card online, and, after verfication, will receive the card within a few working days.
Unterkircher added: “We are very pleased to have found a strong partner in Advanzia Bank, as they support our vision and are a leading innovator when it comes to payment services.”
The card has no annual or foreign currency fees. Furthermore, payments at the POS terminal are secured by PIN, and transactions via iPhone or mobile require Face or Touch ID.
A complete transaction overview is also available online or in the credit card app.
Johannes Neander, CCO of Advanzia Bank, said: “We are pleased to be able to offer a flexible payment solution with the no-fee Voi Mastercard Gold, which perfectly fits the Voi mobility concept. We are also proud that we can contribute to the success of micromobility thanks to our strong product advantages and the resulting increase in customer loyalty.”
Following the launch of Voi Mastercard Gold, Voi has made its payment models more diverse.
Currently, the company calculates the e-scooter fares based on an adaptive pricing system. This allows drivewrs to drive up to 40% cheaper. Alternatively, a monthly flat rate subscription is also an option.