An E-Scooter Sharing Platform for Singaporeby Company Announcement August 28, 2017
PopScoot, a Singapore-based company, will be the first to bring smart urban mobility to key downtown commercial, hospitality and retail clusters as well as the heartlands in September, via a new electric scooter co-sharing platform.
Meanwhile, a soft launch near the end of August will see pilot docks deployed at ManuLife Centre, Republic Plaza, Tiong Bahru Plaza and City Square Mall. With PopScoot, urbanites, tourists and delivery riders will enjoy easy, anytime access to last mile transit “without breaking a sweat”.
The first platform to use a Bluetooth app-based unlocking system, PopScoot releases e-scooters from their docks instantaneously when activated through mobile phones. The in-app GPS provides the ability to locate available scooters around the island and track the travelling route of users. As a location-based mobile solution, it is also able to turn docking locations into data hotspots in the future.
PopScoot is capable of deploying both a dockless system supported by a remote immobilisation capability; and a self-charging docked system that is modular, expandable and drill-less. This unique combination caters to wide-ranging location-specific requirements and allows for fast and smooth deployment.
Established in April of 2017, PopScoot is backed by a multidisciplinary trio of companies possessing rich experience and strong skillsets in engineering, manufacturing, mobile technological solutions, branding and marketing. It works in close synergy with a local start-up that launched the first smart bicycle racks in Singapore’s residential estates in July 2017.
In Singapore, the demand for last mile solutions has been growing significantly, with the steady rise in bus and rail ridership to a daily average of 7.2 million in 2016. The Government has also continued to push towards its car-lite vision through initiatives such as the National Cycling Plan and the upgrading of supporting infrastructure. These developments have driven up the popularity of Personal Mobility Devices (PMD) such as e-scooters and opened up vast market opportunities for e-scooting co-share services.
“Electric-scooters on-demand is the way forward for Singapore, due to its technologically-savvy population, compact urban layout and pro-car-lite Government. Our launch in September will be a major first step towards our goal of making e-scooter sharing mainstream in Singapore by making every journey affordable, convenient and enjoyable. We hope to work with investors and partners to transform the last mile commute scene in Singapore and other smart cities around the world,”
said Mr. Kelvin Emmanuel Ng, Chief Marketing Officer PopScoot.