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Permit extended through 2023 for 1,750 Helbiz-brand seated scooters Inc. (NASDAQ: MCOM), a global leader in innovative and sustainable urban transportation, today proudly announced the extension of its operating permit in Austin, Texas, bolstering its footprint in the rapidly expanding U.S. micromobility market. The permit grants Inc. the authorization to operate a fleet of 1,750 seated scooters, branded under the Helbiz name, in the city of Austin until the end of December 2023.

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" Inc. is deeply honored to have the opportunity to continue offering our eco-friendly transportation solutions in Austin," said Salvatore Palella, CEO of Inc. "We are delighted with the city's recognition of our proven record in providing safe, efficient, and valuable micromobility services. This permit extension is not only a testament to our successful operation but also highlights our expertise in securing operating licenses and permits amidst intricate regulatory landscapes."

Palella added, "Our team excels in forging productive relationships with municipal authorities, an attribute that has undeniably solidified our status as a premier provider of green transportation alternatives. This accomplishment further energizes our mission to reinvent urban mobility with a sustainable approach.” Inc. has successfully launched fleets across the U.S., extending its micromobility footprint in notable locations such as Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Honolulu, Orlando, Miami Lakes, Miami Dade, University of Massachusetts, and St. John University.

With a commitment to revolutionizing mobility while promoting environmental sustainability, Inc.’s extended permit in Austin represents a significant stride towards achieving its ambitious vision of shaping the future of urban transportation in the United States.

About Inc. Inc., a disruptive leader in the micromobility sector, founded by Salvatore Palella in 2015, combines expertise in retail, shared services, and vehicle rentals to revolutionize urban transportation. With operations spanning across the US and Europe, the holding group encompasses shared micromobility solutions through Helbiz Inc., vehicle rentals via Wheels Labs Inc. and e-commerce and planned brick-and-mortar stores via the brand. Committed to providing eco-friendly, affordable solutions and enhancing global accessibility, Inc. sets the standard for professional excellence in the micromobility landscape. For more information, visit

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We are delighted with the city's recognition of our proven record in providing safe, efficient, and valuable micromobility services.


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