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How micro-mobility solutions can help cover short distances

Implementations of micro-mobility solutions started becoming popular around 2010 as a way to bridge the 'last mile' connectivity gap, especially for commuters
  • The industry has since grown to offer app-based vehicle-sharing options in urban areas
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    Micromobility refers to modes of transport that are very lightweight. This includes vehicles like electric scooters, bicycles and electric pedal-assisted bicycles. These vehicles can typically run at speeds of up to 50km per hour. The primary condition for a vehicle category being classified as micro-mobility is for the gross vehicle weight to be less than 500kg.

    Implementations of micro-mobility solutions started becoming popular around 2010 as a way to bridge the “last mile" connectivity gap, especially for commuters.

    The industry has since grown to offer app-based vehicle-sharing options in urban areas.

    In India, micro-mobility still relies largely on docks, which means the vehicles have to be picked up and dropped off in designated locations.

    But the second generation of sharing service technology employs a dock-less model, in which vehicles can be left anywhere or within a geo-fenced area.

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    Published: 05 Nov 2019, 08:52 PM IST
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