WeMo Scooter-sharing system launches in Taipei

(By Central News Agency)

A startup company has launched a scooter-sharing system in Taipei since October 2016, providing electrical motorcycles in the city's Daan, Xinyi and Zhongzheng districts.

To use the service, riders need to download a mobile app, called "WeMo App," on their mobile devices and find a scooter, called "WeMo Scooter," nearby, and then reserve and ride the scooter and pay for the rental on the app via their smartphones.

The trial rate is NT$25 (US$0.80) for the first 10 minutes and NT$2.5 more for any additional minute thereafter via credit card. Riders can park the scooter at any public motorcycle parking spot.

The app is now available on Android systems and Apple's ios system.

The company is collaborating on the project with Taipei's Department of Transportation and Department of Information Technology.

Clare Dodd interviews and rides along with WeMo Scooters CEO Jeffrey Wu (吳昕霈):


Video by TS886 Productions.