Irish electric scooter company Zeus expands to Nordics

Company will create 30 jobs as it eyes further expansions

Irish electric scooter company Zeus Scooters has expanded to the Nordic region, launching its services in Sweden and planning further expansion that will lead to 30 new jobs at the company.

The company has begun offering its three-wheeled e-scooters in the city of Halmstad in Sweden, its 26th location since its launch in June 2020. It has plans to launch in more cities throughout the Nordic region in the coming months.

"We are really excited to be commencing in Halmstad Sweden and shortly in Karlstad, with advanced plans to launch in seven cities in Norway, " said chief executive founder Damian Young. "Our commitment to carbon neutrality and environmentally efficient operations is a shared value in Sweden and Norway and we are thrilled to be serving these cities."


Founded by Mr Young in 2019, the Irish-based company employs more than 70 people in Ireland and across Europe.


In January, the company said it had raised €2 million in investment in a funding round led by former Europcar Ireland chief executive Colm Menton.

Legislation governing the use of e-scooters in Ireland is expected to be adopted later in the summer, with e-scooter schemes expected to to follow within months.

“Zeus is a wholly-owned Irish company, originally formed to serve Ireland. We were born in Ireland and we look forward to bringing our experience back to Ireland,” said chief commercial officer David O’Reilly.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist