Shared Electric Scooters Might Be Coming To Australia To Make Your Commute Heaps Siiiiiick
If you thought you saw the end of the oBikes and bike sharing in general, think again.
Taxify have announced they're planning on launching a scooter-sharing service in Australia this year, making them the first transportation company to combine scooter sharing and ride-sharing together in the one mobile app.
The Estonian start-up company will be releasing the brand new electric kick scooter 'Bolt' in Paris this week and will be looking to launch the service across Europe and Australia in the coming months.
CEO and co-founder of Taxify Markus Villig reckons the scooters will make it easier for customers to travel in shorter distances.
“One in five Taxify rides are less than 3km, which is the perfect distance to cover with an electric scooter. It’s likely that some of our ride-hailing customers will now opt for scooters for shorter distances, but we’ll also attract a whole new group of customers with different needs," he said in a statement.
To be able to get your hands on 'Bolt', you'll need to download the Taxify app and when you want to use the scooter, just switch over to scooter rental and scan the QR code on the scooter which will unlock and away you go!
The Idea of scooter-sharing isn't completley foreign though, 'Bird' scooters have taken the US by storm and have scooters avaliable in 19 states across the country while also being available in Paris and Tel Aviv, Israel.
We SO can't wait to get our hands on these!!!
- Ben Owusu.