Ride-hailing company Grab has launched bike and e-scooter sharing mobile app GrabCycle in Singapore today. This will help the company to enter the bike and e-scooter sharing business in the island nation.
GrabCycle users can use shared bikes and e-scooters from Grab's mobility partners - oBike, GBikes, Anywheel and PopScoot. Users and can pay using their GrabPay credit accounts which are linked to the main Grab app.
The app will be piloted in Sentosa in the first half of this year before being rolled out at other venues.
“GrabCycle supplements the public transport network and is in line with the Government's commitment to build a greener and more liveable city,” said Reuben Lai, head of GrabVentures.
“With GrabCycle we move one step closer towards our vision of being a multi-modal platform with transport options to suit every need,” he added.
Pointedly, Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asia where Grab has launched the app and there are plans for it to be available regionally as well.
“Our focus is to test it out to make sure we get it right here and if consumers love it, then there’s nothing stopping us from continuing to expand throughout Southeast Asia,” said Lai.
Grab has also partnered with local supply chain company YCH to manage proper parking of GrabCycle bikes and devices at locations including Sentosa.