Mobycy launches Zypp - An app to help commuters zip away last-mile distances
One amongst India’s leading mobility start-ups, Mobycy is now turning over a new leaf with the launch of Zypp. As custom-made e-scooters, Zypp is fitted with IoT devices to enable smart and remote unlocking of the same. With Zypp, everyday commuters can cover short-mile distance in a greener and cost-effective fashion.
Mobycy was recently awarded the “Best Mobility Start-up in India” by Niti Aayog. At the same event, Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi observed the e-scooter Zypp and spoke affirmatively about the same. With positive feedback from the Prime Minister as the inspiration, Mobycy has now launched the pilot of Zypp in the HUDA City Centre, Gurgaon with 300 e-scooters.
Since Zypp comes with smart IoT locks, users can simply locate the e-scooter in the closest vicinity from the Mobycy app and unlock the same by scanning the QR Code from the app. The app also informs users about the remaining battery and run-time of the e-scooters, helping them make the informed choice. The maximum speed of Zypp is 25 kms/hour and thus, as per the government directive, even commuters without driver’s licence can avail of the same.
Akash Gupta, Co-Founder, Mobycy, said, “With the launch of e-scooters, we aim to disrupt the short-mile connectivity. Twenty per cent of Indians, who are over 210 million people basis census data, get impacted daily when it comes to their last-mile or first-mile commute. That is a huge problem to solve. So, at Mobycy, we are driven by the vision of turning India into a greener city via smart, mobility solutions.”
In order to hail a Zypp, commuters need to link their Mobycy account with either Aadhaar or driver’s licence. Zypp can be unlocked for Rs.10 and charges Re.1/min for travelling and doesn’t charge any booking amount. Upon completing the ride, users can simply park the Zypp anywhere safely, with the exception of private compounds or gated communities. While launching the pilot with 300 e-scooters, Mobycy is aiming to reach 5,000 e-scooters by March 2019.