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A Growing Number of Malaysians Are Riding Beam e-Scooters Towards Public Transit in Malaysia


Beam Mobility Malaysia, APAC’s leading micromobility service provider, continues to promote public transport use in Malaysia by helping Malaysians complete their first and last mile journeys towards key public transit locations across the city. With its compact, accessible e-scooters, more Malaysians are beginning to use them to travel several kilometers within minutes, making once-distant areas such as commercial centres and public transit stations more accessible to them. 

Thanks to the help and commitment from the government, authorities and their respective local councils, Beam Mobility in 2022 began to provide more of its shared e-scooters at popular public transit points, commercial centres, and residential neighbourhoods across the country. This expansion resulted in over 1,000,000 trips taken on Beam’s e-scooters in 2022, with more than 93,000 trips taken directly to and from public transit all over the country.

Among the most popular stations were the LRT Ara Damansara and Bukit Jalil stations, which recorded an average of 1,607 and 1,445 rides taken towards these public transit points on Beam’s e-scooters, respectively. Bus stops are popular connections for Beam’s riders too, as The Arc bus stop in Cyberjaya continues to serve more than 370 Beam users, monthly.

Beam e-Scooters to Service MRT2 Putrajaya Line

As the government continues to address and improve Malaysia’s public transportation system, Beam Mobility continues in its commitment to encourage Malaysians onto public transport with its e-Scooters. Since the MRT2 Putrajaya Line fully opened, Beam had readied a number of its e-scooters at all stations between Metro Prima and Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), encouraging people to commute in and around the city using public transportation.

On top of their daily commutes, riders on the MRT2 Putrajaya line will also be able to access several popular hotspots and parks around their respective stations on Beam’s e-scooters. For example, hopping on and off on a Beam e-scooter from MRT Sentul Barat can easily get you to KLPAC and Tiffin At The Yard, while a ride from the MRT HKL or Titiwangsa stations can link you directly to the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens and the National Museum. Meanwhile outside the city centre, a brisk journey on a Beam e-scooter from MRT Metro Prima and Kentonmen can lead you to the vast and peaceful Kepong Metropolitan Lake Garden and Bamboo Hills, respectively.

Beam A Success in Universities

Recently, Beam formally introduced its partnerships with nine Universities across the country, with the aim of providing students and faculty members at their respective Universities with a safer and more convenient way of getting around their campus. With well-planned campuses packed with a number of facilities, the introduction of Beam’s e-scooters was met with positivity and excitement among students, as it would enable them to travel across the campus without having to drive or seek out a parking spot. 

Since its introduction to these universities, students and faculty members alike have demonstrated a collective keenness to adopt e-scooters as a part of their commutes. In the first quarter of 2023 alone, Beam recorded a total of 51,634 trips, with an average of 17,211 trips made on e-scooters each month at Malaysian university campuses. With an average distance travelled of 1.5 kilometers, this translates to a total distance of 70,424km, or roughly 23,000 kilometers. These numbers present encouraging signs for Universities and students alike, as their campuses will not only see reductions in on-campus traffic congestion, but also drastic reductions in carbon emissions by over 6,000kg/CO2 per month.

Beam is encouraged by the increase in ridership so far and will continue to work towards providing its e-scooters to more cities across Malaysia. Beam will continue to proactively work with the government, authorities and respective councils to ensure the safety of its riders as it seeks to encourage public transport use among Malaysians and turn little drives into better rides.