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Hyundai launches scooter and bike-sharing service in Jeju Island

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Auto company Hyundai has launched a ride-sharing service for electric scooters and bicycles in South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju.

The company said it has launched the last-mile mobility platform called ZET in partnership with local service operators in Jeju Island.

According to Pulse the new ride-sharing service will deploy 30 electric scooters and 80 electric bikes at two major tourist destinations in Jeju, the Iho Tewoo Beach and Songaksan Mountain.

Users need to download the ZET app on their smartphones to locate and rent a vehicle nearby. The scooters and bikes are equipped with telecommunication systems, allowing operators to remotely control the devices either on their smartphones or computers, reports Pulse.

Hyundai Motor said, ‘We plan to open up the platform so that more companies can join the ZET ride-sharing service.’

‘We’re also considering expanding collaborations with existing operators to share our platforms,’ the company added.

Pulse reports the launch of the ZET service is part of the automaker’s efforts to transform itself into a comprehensive mobility services provider. Earlier this year, it embarked on a project to test a scooter sharing service with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Last year, it invested in Mesh Korea, a local last-mile logistics firm, and Immotor, a Chinese maker of electric scooters and batteries.

 
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