Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has advised Silence on the launch of its innovative BaaS electric battery subscription programme for scooters. This service, a pioneer in Europe and Spain, will be available in the Barcelona centre and is expected to be launched in Silence’s national distribution network in the coming months.
Through the BaaS (‘Battery as a Service’) programme, users can purchase a Silence scooter without a battery and simultaneously subscribe to a battery subscription, which allows them to exchange their batteries for fully charged ones at designated ‘Battery Stations’ when their vehicle’s battery charge cycle runs out.
The Barcelona-based electric scooter brand held an event to present its Battery Station battery exchange points and its battery leasing service at Silence’s headquarters at 293 Córcega Street in Barcelona. Battery exchange points have started to be installed in Barcelona and Madrid – in fact they are already functional – and the plan is to create a national network of Battery Stations in dealerships, petrol stations and department stores. They aim to reach 1,000 exchange points in three years.
GA_P advised with a team led by of counsel and head of Automotive practice Ainara Rentería, together with Intellectual Property and Technology lawyer Elisa Gómez-Bernardo.