Create a New Lifestyle via Rental Electric Scooters

By Chen, Pin-hua(陳品樺)

According to statistics,  cars and motorcycles have been found to be the major source of pollution in Taiwan. In order to create a green city,  some local governments have come up with the idea of the rental electric scooter. We could consider whether we should own a scooter or use the rental electric scooter instead.

Jeffrey Wu(吳昕霈)says, the idea of rental electric scooter is from sharing economy. Photo/ Chen, Pin-hua(陳品樺)
Jeffrey Wu(吳昕霈)says, the idea of rental electric scooter is from sharing economy. Photo/ Chen, Pin-hua(陳品樺)

A startup company called WeMo Scooter is providing a brand new style of transportation in Taipei. User has to download an app on a mobile phone first to register; they could use the GPS to find an available  service nearby.

Using GPS to find the rental electric scooter which is available nearby. Photo/ Chen, Pin-hua(陳品樺)
Using GPS to find the rental electric scooter which is available nearby. Photo/ Chen, Pin-hua(陳品樺)

At  present, it only serves Daan, Xinyi, and Zhong Zheng districts. It is an unprecedented way of using scooters. Jeffery Wu(吳昕霈), the chief executive officer of WeMo Inc.(威摩科技), says, it’s an idea of sharing economy. People could pay little but enjoy a full service.

We could use the mobile phone to check whether the scooter is in the great condition or not. Photo/ Chen, Pin-hua(陳品樺)
We could use the mobile phone to check whether the scooter is in the great condition or not. Photo/ Chen, Pin-hua(陳品樺)

Out of concern for our environment, Wu says, he would like to build a cleaner city. However, due to the cultural custom, most of the local people prefer to own a car or a house to represent one’s social status. Wu says, it’s the crucial point of his company’s current difficulty. He believes that after spreading the information in all parts of Taiwan, people will accept the idea of sharing economy sooner or later.

Nowadays, we could use our mobile phone to do almost everything on it. Photo/ Chen, Pin-hua(陳品樺)
Nowadays, we could use our mobile phone to do almost everything on it. Photo/ Chen, Pin-hua(陳品樺)

For now, WeMo Scooter is still on its trial run. Wu’s idea of creating a beautiful city through rental electric scooter could be accepted in a short time. It’s everyone’s duty to keep our environment clean– only for ourselves but also for the coming generations.