Neuron expands shared e-bike scheme in Australia

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Shared micromobility operator Neuron is set to expand its rental e-bike service into the city of Frankston in Australia, its fourth location.

The firm will deploy 150 of its safety-first EB-1 e-bikes this month as part of a one-year trial in the city. Frankston is yet to take part in the Victoria-wide e-scooter pilot.

Neuron already has e-bike fleets in Darwin, Adelaide and Brisbane, where it also operates shared e-scooter schemes.

The expansion will create 15 jobs locally, with the option to expand based on demand.

Neuron e-bikes are GPS-connected and geofenced to control riding areas, parking spaces, and top speed.

Standard trips cost AU$1 to unlock and then 45 cents per minute. More frequent users have the option to purchase Neuron Passes, which are available in three-day, weekly, or monthly options.

“The Frankston landscape provides a superb environment for pedal-assisted e-bikes, with its numerous bike trails, stunning foreshore scenery and numerous parks and open spaces,” said Head of Australia and New Zealand at Neuron Mobility, Richard Hannah.

“Our pedal-assisted e-bike program is very different from previous bike sharing schemes. We have operations teams working around the clock changing batteries, safety checking, cleaning the e-bikes and moving them to where they are needed most. We also use GPS technology to control where the e-bikes go and to ensure they are parked responsibly.”

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