The company also announces major partnership with arevo by RACV
Melbourne, April 29 – Beam Mobility, APAC’s leading micromobility company, today revealed its lineup of best-in-class e-scooter and e-bike vehicles in Melbourne ahead of the newly announced e-mobility trial in Victoria.
Last week, the Victorian Government announced it will undertake a trial to understand how e-scooters can be safely incorporated into the transport network. It will commence later this year and run for up to a year in three council areas chosen through a targeted expression of interest process, regulated by the Department of Transport.
The Melbourne Micromobility Safety Showcase, hosted by Beam and RACV in Southbank this morning, demonstrated the latest advancements in e-mobility to industry, university and government stakeholders.
The company’s latest generation 4 Saturn+ e-scooter includes an integrated suspension and shock absorption system, swappable battery technology, a smart integrated three-braking system, vehicle safety indicators, dedicated phone chargers, license plates, and automatic fault and accident sensors that report real-time data to city operations teams.
Beam is Asia Pacific’s leading and largest micromobility company with operations in 18 cities across five countries. It has over 3,500 vehicles in Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Bunbury, Townsville, Wellington and Auckland.
“Beam’s operations are connecting cities all over Australia and New Zealand in a safe, affordable, and sustainable way. People are embracing e-scooters with enthusiasm as a convenient daily transport option that we would love to bring to Melbourne,” said Tom Cooper, General Manager for Beam Australia and New Zealand.
“Today’s micromobility showcase is about educating key stakeholders on the latest advances in hardware and software, as well as demonstrating how e-scooters can be used safely in major metropolitan cities like Melbourne,” he added.
Beam also announced this morning that it has partnered with arevo by RACV, the made-in-Melbourne ‘mobility as a service’ journey planner, to provide a range of education and safety-focused initiatives to Victorians should it be successful as part of the upcoming e-scooter trial. Beam e-scooters would also be integrated into the arevo real-time journey planner app providing greater convenience and accessibility for locals and visitors.
“RACV is committed to providing Victorians with information on and access to the range of transport options that are available. By partnering with Beam, arevo by RACV is creating greater awareness of micromobility services, such as e-scooters and e-bikes and how they can be used safely for daily transport needs,” said Elizabeth Kim, RACV General Manager arevo Mobility.
“Assisting people in getting around conveniently, affordably and in a way that’s better for the environment is important to RACV. We’re excited to be a part of the Melbourne Micromobility Safety Showcase and the opportunities that lie ahead as Victoria embraces micromobility transport options,” Ms Kim said.