Homegrown Neuron Mobility has been appointed to operate a fleet of 600 out of 1,000 permitted scooters in Brisbane, as announced by the City Council on 25 June 2019. The company is Southeast Asia’s leading e-scooter service, headquartered in Singapore and with operations in Malaysia and Thailand. The firm won the majority of the allocated scooters for deployment in the Queensland capital, after a highly competitive tender that consisted of nine other global and local operators. This includes California-based Lime Scooters, which will operate the remaining 400 devices? in the city. This is part of the Brisbane Clean, Green, Sustainable 2017-2031 initiative, the city’s efforts to improve its sustainability.
Brisbane will be the first to experience Neuron Mobility’s patented N3 scooter – the first commercial-grade version of its kind in the world – along with Darwin City which has partnered with Neuron for a 12-month trial program.
Built by Neuron to provide a safer mobility option for urban commuters, the N3 scooter is developed with 12-inch tyres and a 21 centimetre-wide floorboard which provides more stability and comfort to riders. It also contains a GPS-enabled parking indicator on the handlebar display to help guide riders to designated parking zones.
Neuron has a dedicated operations team on-ground that handles daily maintenance, hourly demand rebalancing, and battery swapping of the scooters ensuring consistent supply and responsible parking.
“We are honoured to be selected by the Brisbane City Council to operate the largest fleet of e-scooters in the city. We are excited to be part of this paradigm shift in urban transportation that will shape the future of mobility. In line with our goal to bring the best micro mobility services to the Asia Pacific region, we will continue to invest in the safety of our riders and the general public, providing a seamless user experience and integration into the lives of the Brisbane community.” said Zachary Wang, CEO of Neuron Mobility.
In addition to Brisbane and Darwin, Neuron Mobility has been helping to drive sustainable mobility initiatives in its other markets of operations. The company has also tied up collaborations with Payap University in Chiang Mai to promote the use of clean energy mobility solutions. It was also invited to showcase its sustainability efforts at the United Nations World Environment Day in Bangkok earlier this month.