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Although Singapore has a very extensive public transport network, walking the last few hundred metres through the heat and humidity can be very uncomfortable. Three local companies believe that shared e-scooter services will provide the answer, reports the Straits Times.
Telepod and Neuron Mobility launched three months ago, while PopScoot is planning to roll out its e-scooters at almost 30 locations island-wide in September.
Telepod has about 20 e-scooters at seven locations and Neuron Mobility, which recently started a shared e-scooter and bicycle trial at Singapore Science Park 1, has partnered with Park Regis Hotel to offer eight e-scooters for rent to hotel guests. The startup is planning to have 100 scooters spread across 10 to 15 more stations in the CBD soon.
The e-scooters will cost US$1.5 (SG$2) for 30 minutes, with the first 10 minutes free of charge.