Grab, NUS trial e-scooter sharing service, GrabWheels

A three-month trial has begun for Grab’s e-scooter sharing service GrabWheels at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Kent Ridge campus.

E-scooters have been deployed across eight parking stations on campus in the pilot, which sees the new GrabWheels service being tested for the first time in Singapore, Grab said in a joint news release with NUS on Friday (Nov 23).

The number of stations will progressively increase to 30 by the end of December. To use the service, users can go to one of the dedicated parking stations and use the GrabWheels beta app to unlock the e-scooter. Users will be charged S$0.20 for every 30 minutes of use during the pilot period. To end the trip, the rider will have to lock the e-scooter by scanning a specific QR code located at one of the dedicated parking stations.

“These e-scooters offer us an alternative to taking the shuttle buses, especially when we are in a hurry,” said Nicholas Tey, a fourth year undergraduate student.

Navojit Dastidar