A walking alternative service – electric scooter sharing – is launching in Minsk.
A Belarussian startup is being brought to life by the Eleven company, which ambitions are to deploy more than 30 charging stations with 10-scooter parking places each. The first charging stations have recently appeared in the city centre but for now, no scooters are ready to give you a ride.
The idea is to introduce a new way of transportation in Minsk, clearly, it won’t replace a car but it’s convenient to use scooters to travel fast on short distances, what makes it something more than just pure entertainment.
The service will resemble car sharing Minsk citizens have become quite used to. To have a ride, a special app should be installed on a mobile device. In order to unblock a scooter a user needs to scan a QR-code on a handlebar, to end the ride QR-code should be scanned once again.
Basic rules and recommendations are going to appear on the screen but they are very easy to comply with. An hour ride will cost you BYN 20, which is less than USD 10.