KIWIride – named after the quick, agile and compact bird of the same name – will launch in Dubai this month, bringing 600 e-scooters to the streets of Dubai. The e-scooters, designed for the hotter climes of the region, are available at the tap of an app to UAE residents and visitors alike.
KIWIride aims to help communities gain access to environmentally friendly, affordable mobility solutions and reduce the dependence on automobiles for short distance transportation. KIWIride makes short trips fun while reducing users’ carbon footprint.
KIWIride scooters have been designed and produced specially for the Middle East. They work perfectly in extreme weather conditions to ensure users get a smooth ride no matter what the temperature is outside. It is ideal for short distance travel.
Download the app to unlock the scooter. Riders must be above 14 years old.
KIWIride brings e-scooter service to Dubai
KIWIride will launch fleet of 600 electric scooters to serve riders in Dubai
A new electric scooter service is set for launch in Dubai.
KIWIride will launch this month, with a fleet of 600 e-scooters that users can access using a dedicated app.
The scooters have been designed to handle the hot climate of the UAE, and are intended to provide users with an affordable and environment friendly means of transport for short distance journeys.
The app, available on iOS or Android, allows users to locate a scooter and access it, unlock it and pay for the ride, then lock it again once they reach their destination.
Scooters are intended to be easy to ride, with a top speed of 25Kph and have up to 45km range on a single charge.
Rides are charged at AED 2.99 to unlock then AED 0.59 per minute.
The scooters, which will initially be deployed across the city of Dubai, are easily accessible and allow for users to ride even on narrow streets. Users don’t need a driving licence to ride, and the scooters are available for riders over the age of 14 years.
Passing the traffic jam with the e-scooter
KIWIride relies on proven managed connectivity solution from A1 Digital for communication with its e-scooters.
KIWIride from Vienna has set itself the task of reducing the impact of carbon emissions in every city in which they operate, without the local authorities bearing any costs. The aim is to improve a person’s CO2 footprint by reducing dependence on motor vehicles for short-haul transport. To this end, KIWIride relies on environmentally friendly, intelligent mobility solutions in the form of electric scooters, which it provides through a platform for sharing in the GCC and the EU.
To use an electric scooter, the KIWIride app must be downloaded from the iStore or Google Play Store. After registration, all available scooters will be displayed nearby on the smartphone’s map screen. To unlock a KIWIride scooter, tap the “Trip” button at the bottom of the screen. Then all you have to do is scan the QR code with the smartphone camera and off you go.
To ensure the ongoing connection with the electric scooters for daily operation, KIWIride used the proven managed connectivity solution of A1 Digital International GmbH, which consists of robust, pluggable M2M SIM cards and the Bulk SIM management platform SIMplify. In parallel with the customer-specific solution design for the individual countries with the corresponding data volume, A1 Digital’s good reputation in the area of consulting and support spoke for the Austrian service provider and digitalisation expert.
The SIM cards play a central role in this. They provide a stable Internet connection for communication between the eScooters and the KIWIride servers, for example to transmit the position of the eScooter, the battery status and the kilometres travelled, so that the data can be sent to the user’s app can be forwarded. The SIM management platform SIMplify takes over the central control, management and monitoring of the SIM cards, which facilitates the administration of the SIM cards due to their intuitive interface.
The management platform enables the SIM cards, sets specially adapted tariff models for different countries and monitors the data volume and status of the electric scooters. For eScooters that cannot be used because they are defective or have been stolen, the status can be changed manually to inactive at any time to avoid unnecessary data consumption. All data is always available in real time. In addition to the management and troubleshooting of individual SIM cards, the KIWIride platform also offers comprehensive reports on data usage and the costs involved.
“Through SIM Management, we can view all relevant information about our SIM cards at any time. Functionally, there have been no problems so far. The solution runs reliably and stably. Minor irregularities were immediately fixed by A1 Digital Support within a very short time. A1 Digital has lived up to its reputation as a highly professional provider of sophisticated managed connectivity solutions in all respects. We are therefore very satisfied with the solution from A1 Digital”
Dmitrii Guzik, Managing Director of KIWIride
New pay-per-minute e-Scooter service launches in Dubai
Who’s noticed bright green scooters popping up around their neighbourhood?
If you’ve noticed bright green scooters popping up around the city but weren’t sure where they came from, or if you could give one a go, we’ve got the answers for you. KIWIride is a new pay-per-minute e-Scooter service – and it’s just launched in Dubai.
The e-scooters are available at the tap of an app to UAE residents and visitors alike, with 600 e-Scooters now available across the city.
The best part is that users don’t need to have a license to ride. The only conditions for riding are that users are above 14 years of age, and ride according to the safety guidelines outlined in the app.
So how does it work?
Here’s a handy video to get you started:
First, you need to download the free KIWIride App from the AppStore or Google Play. Register your details, purchase a voucher for your ride and turn on location services, which will then allow you to find your nearest scooter.
Once you’re there, you can scan the QR code on the scooter to unlock it, jump on the scooter and kick off using the accelerate button, and away you go.
The scooters have been designed as an eco-friendly solution for making short trips across the city, and they’re created to withstand the Dubai climate too.
Once you’re done, just stop the scooter by pressing brake, and lock the scooter through the App.
How much does it cost?
The wallet-friendly e-Scooters cost an initial unlocking fee of Dhs2.99, then you’ll be charged 59 fils every minute after that.