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Jakarta Post

Grab launches e-scooter service as mobility alternative in BSD City

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 10, 2019   /  05:30 pm
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The wheel deal: Visitors ride electric scooters operated by GrabWheels in BSD City, South Tangerang, Banten, on Thursday. The service is the latest platform introduced in Indonesia by Southeast Asian ride hailing application Grab as part of efforts to provide alternatives for resident mobility as well as to support the development of a smart digital city in BSD City.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Residents of the modern residential areas of BSD City in South Tangerang, Banten, now have a new option to get around with the recent launch of an electric scooter service as part of the smart city concept. The service, called GrabWheels, is being offered by Southeast Asian ride hailing company Grab. Officially launched on Thursday, the two-wheel vehicle has been available for use as part of a free trial since Monday at the Green Office Park in BSD City. Even though the Grab app already offers car to ojek (motorcycle taxi) services, the new scooter service is currently available as a standalone application that will be integrated with the main app sometime in the future. App users can rent the electric scooters by scanning the barcode on the vehicles’ parking spots with their smartphones. There are currently five GrabWheels parking spots in the office park compound with...