November 10, 2022
[10 November 2022] Micromobility company Beam will bring scooters back to Taupō from today, Thursday 10th November, with 100 e-scooters to be introduced across the city.
Beam’s industry-leading e-scooters will be available for use 7 days a week, improving transport options and connections for both leisure and commuting.
With the launch, the app-based service will feature affordable pay-as-you-go rates, with a $1 unlock fee and $0.65 per minute.
Beam’s operating area will include most of the city including the City Centre, Round the Lake to Wharewaka / Four Mile Bay, Nukuhau and Tauhara.
The Beam offering will include:
Beam’s flagship rider education and enforcement program, the Beam Safe Academy, will also be in place, including:
Beam’s Head of Sustainability (ANZ) Frederick Conquer said:
“We’re excited to be bringing our e-scooters to the streets of Taupō this week, introducing a new carbon-neutral, affordable and fun form of transportation for both visitors and locals alike.
“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.”
“We look forward to working collaboratively with the Taupō City Council and the local community.”
Taupō District Mayor David Trewavas said:
“We are welcoming the arrival of the new scooters and looking forward to them adding vibrancy to the lakefront.
“We previously have had e-scooters operating in Taupō and they proved popular with both locals and visitors. It’s great to see Beam bringing this service back to our town.”