[28 July 2022] Global micromobility company Beam will commence shared e-scooter operations in Shale Hills this Saturday, bringing the brand new Saturn 5 e-scooter to the streets for the first time.
Beam’s industry-leading e-scooters will be available for use from 8.30am - 4.30pm, 7 days a week, featuring affordable pay-as-you-go rates, with a $1 unlock fee and $0.45 per minute. Riders will be able to see the full riding area within the app.
Beam is the largest shared-micromobility provider in New South Wales, with shared e-bikes in Sydney since October 2020 and e-bikes in Lake Macquarie since early July 2022.
New South Wales is the first state to see the Beam Saturn 5 fleet, featuring tip-resistant dual kickstands, triple brakes, front suspension, a bluetooth-locked helmet, swappable batteries, voice commands and a new generation IOT featuring high-precision geofencing and increased GPS accuracy.
Fixed ‘virtual’ parking docks will be seen within the app, with riders directed to appropriate parking spots through in-app guidance. Riders will be unable to end their trip outside of a parking spot.
Beam’s flagship rider education and enforcement program, the Beam Safe Academy, will also be in place, including:
Beam’s General Manager (ANZ) Tom Cooper said:
“We’re excited to be bringing our e-scooters to Shale Hills this weekend, as the New South Wales’ shared e-scooter trials commence, introducing a new carbon-neutral, affordable and fun form of transportation for all.
“Safety for both riders and pedestrians is our biggest priority, and our industry-leading e-scooters feature tip-resistant kickstands, a helmet with every ride, and an in-app Safety Quiz to educate riders on how to ride safely.
“Our industry-leading Saturn 5 e-scooters are built for sharing, and feature automatic speed and geofencing controls, ensuring riders are riding in accordance with the riding rules.
We believe that micromobility is a transport solution that can work for cities of all sizes and demographics, aiding in easing car congestion and ensuring affordable, safe and sustainable transportation for all citizens.
“Bringing this solution to cities across New South Wales is something we’re excited about.
“We are in conversations with a number of local councils across the state about shared micromobility trials, and look forward to expanding our footprint further in the coming months.”