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First bike, e-scooter sharing service in PH launched

Gelo Gonzales
First bike, e-scooter sharing service in PH launched

E-SCOOTERS. Users need to download the Moovr app to rent an e-scooter

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Moovr PH provides a network of bikes and e-scooters that commuters can borrow from hubs using an app.

A new micro-mobility service was launched in the Philippines on Thursday, December 10.

Called Moovr PH, the service provides a network of bikes and e-scooters that commuters can borrow from hubs using an app. It’s the first of its kind in the Philippines, and is similar to the likes of Lime and Spin in the US, which have been in operation for a few years now.

The service will be available in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. To rent out a bike or an electric scooter, a customer must download the Moovr app on iOS and Android. The app will point the person to the nearest Moovr hub where the vehicles are stationed. The person then scans the QR code on the vehicle of their choice. Vehicles can be rented for a maximum of 24 hours, but e-scooters must be returned to hubs if the battery is below 15%.

After use, the person must then return the vehicle to the nearest hub.

For bikes, rates are P60 per hour with an additional charge of P15 for every 15 minutes or a fraction thereof. For e-scooters, the charge is P150 per hour with an additional charge of P20 for every 20 minutes or a fraction thereof.

The new service is by Keepr Storage Solutions Inc., whose first service was Keepr, an app-based storage service. – Rappler.com

Gelo Gonzales

Gelo Gonzales is Rappler’s technology editor. He covers consumer electronics, social media, emerging tech, and video games.