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Grab has joined forces with Sinar Mas Land to launch 50 electric scooters aimed at people travelling short distances in BSD (Bumi Serpong Damai) City in Indonesia.
Sinar, a property developer, says the GrabWheels service is expected to be of interest to students and office workers travelling distances of 3-5km.
Ongki Kurniawan, Grab Indonesia executive director, says the e-scooters can travel up to 15km per hour and can travel up to 40km when the battery is fully charged.
Users can access the service by using their mobile phones to scan a QR code on the handlebar of the scooter. The scooters can then be returned to any of the five parking lots in the city.
Rates are expected to be around IDR 5,000 (27p) per 30 minutes.
The deal is an extension of an agreement in March between both parties to strengthen BSD city’s position as an integrated smart digital city.