Townsville, October 30th - Beam, the largest micromobility operator in Asia-Pacific, today is launching in Townsville which is the fifth Australian Market launched by Beam in the last three months. Beam will be deploying the Saturn, our latest e-scooter with an aircraft-grade aluminium frame, an intuitive dual braking system and a best in class battery for longer and cleaner rides.
“We are excited to launch Townsville. It is our first foray into Queensland and we believe a perfect community for more transportation options,” said Beam’s Director of Expansion Tom Cooper. “We have worked closely with Townsville City Council to tailor our operations to fit local needs for a safe, affordable and fun e-scooter platform.”
Beam will launch with 200 e-scooters and gradually grow our footprint to meet the demand. Beam e-scooters will be priced at $.45 a min and free parking at identified parking locations.
The Beam offering will include:
- Beam Booster for Retail Recovery: Over recent months we have developed a unique program designed to assist local shops, restaurants and cafes in the cities which we operate in as they strive to reinvigorate their businesses after the easing of COVID-19 conditions. Named ‘Operation Booster’, Beam’s proprietary partnership platform utilises a blend of GPS-technology, in-app notifications and partner incentives to help stimulate economic activity at the local community level.
- Helmets For All for Safer Rides: Every Beam e-scooter in will be equipped with a Beam helmet and a Bluetooth enabled smart helmet lock, ensuring riders always have a helmet for every ride. These helmets will be treated with an innovative cleaning treatment that provides long-term hygiene benefits and will help to encourage riders to wear them.
- Virtual Docking For Cleaner Streets: At Beam, we believe that the future of micromobility is docked rather than dockless. But a docked system does not require hardware racks fitted on the pavements. Fixed parking docks can be created virtually, using technology and GPS to direct riders to appropriate parking spots through a combination of guidance, incentives, and disincentives.
- Climate Neutral Operations For A Greener City: A long-term goal for Beam has always been to contribute to the cause of tackling climate change. For our operations, through the end of 2019, we have achieved Climate Neutral Certified status by measuring our entire greenhouse gas emissions footprint, purchasing carbon credits to offset that footprint, and implementing plans to reduce emissions this year and beyond. In Asia-Pacific, this makes us the only micromobility operator to be independently certified as climate neutral.
Beam will work with local stakeholders to gradually introduce our vehicle to the streets, provide ongoing safety and safe riding information and training and roll out additional features to support our operations.