Micro-Mobility Platform Helbiz Integrates With Klarna

Helbiz scooter

Micro-mobility company Helbiz has launched an integration with buy now, pay later (BNPL) firm Klarna.

“This integration provides flexibility to riders to decide how they pay for their trips and furthers Helbiz’s goal of opening up mobility options for more people,” Helbiz Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Hannestad said in a Thursday (Feb. 10) news release.

“We’re excited about the opportunity that this partnership will open. As everyday consumers transition away from traditional payments methods, this prepares Helbiz for the future.”

Customers will be able to use Klarna to top up their Helbiz Wallet accounts with Klarna split payments for amounts above $35, and pay for Helbiz unlimited and yearly subscriptions.

In addition, the integration will let users make a series of four installment payments to purchase a Helbiz One, the company’s retail e-scooter once it becomes available. The company says this payment option will be available by the end of the first quarter of the year in each of the more than 40 cities where Helbiz operates.

Launched in 2015 and based in New York City, Helbi offers a fleet of electric vehicles including scooters, bicycles and mopeds.

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