Mobycy Introduces Custom App Based Electric Scooters To Help Users With Last Mile Connectivity
Mobycy launched 300 Zypp electric scooters as a pilot in Gurugram and aims to reach 5,000 by March 2019.
One of India’s leading mobility startups, Mobycy initially disrupted short-mile connectivity by introducing dockless bikes to the country. The start-up Green Tech is now turning a new page with the launch of Zypp. As bespoke electric scooters, Zypp is equipped with IoT devices to enable their smart and remote unlocking. With Zypp, daily commuters can travel short distances in a more environmentally friendly and economical way.
Mobycy recently received the award for “Best Mobility Start-up in India” by Niti Aayog. At the same event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi observed the Zypp electric scooter and spoke affirmatively about it. With the Prime Minister’s positive feedback as an inspiration, Mobycy has now launched Zypp’s Rider in downtown Huda, Gurugram with 300 electric scooters.
Since Zypp comes with smart IoT locks, users can simply locate the nearest electric scooter from the Mobycy app and unlock it by scanning the QR code from the app. The app also informs users about the remaining battery and range of electric scooters, helping them to make an informed choice. Zypp’s top speed is 25 km / hour, and according to the government directive, even commuters without a driver’s license can take advantage of the facility.
Commenting on the latest development, Akash Gupta, co-founder of Mobycy, said, “With the launch of electric scooters, we aim to disrupt short-range connectivity. 20% of Indians, which is over 210 million people-based census data, are affected daily when it comes to their last mile or first mile, that’s a huge problem to solve. So at Mobycy, we are driven by the vision to transform India into a greener city through smart mobility solutions. I can guarantee this will be the most convenient and affordable short-haul option for the next billion Indians. There has been an increase in socially and environmentally conscious commuters and we hope they will join us in our crusade and opt for electric mobility solutions that do not come at the expense of our environment.
To flag down a Zypp, commuters must link their Mobycy account to Aadhaar or a driver’s license. Zypp can be unlocked for Rs 10 and charges Re 1 / min for travel, with no booking amount. At the end of the ride, users can simply park the Zypp anywhere safely except private resorts or gated communities. By launching the pilot with 300 e-scooters, Mobycy aims to reach 5,000 e-scooters by March 2019.
Founded in 2017, Gurugram-based Mobycy is India’s premier dockless bike sharing app present in three Indian cities, supporting over 5,000 rides each day with 2,000 dockless bikes, e-bikes and electric scooters deployed .