The trial version of Malta’s first motorbike-sharing service, titled IOScoot, has just been launched.
This service started with 40 initial electric motorcycles which will be available in Valletta, Msida, Gżira, Sliema and St Julian’s, with a plan of extending the service to other locations in Malta and Gozo across the span of four years, with a private investment of €1.5 million.
Malta Public Transport Chairman Felipe Cosmen said that that IOScoot is an innovative way of enhancing urban mobility, where the convenience and the flexibility of the electric scooter is made accessible to the public.
He said that the scooters will be easily accessible the IOScoot app, which would allow the user to find the nearest scooter and place a booking. The company will also be providing the helmet.
Jorge Magana, CEO of IOScoot, said that whoever is interested in using the service and is in possession of a license can do this free of charge during the trial period by registering on www.ioscoot.com.mt. The trial period starts from the 27th July to 12th August 2018 and the scooters will be available at the Park and Ride from 7am to 7pm.
He added that this is another important initiative where the Malta Public Transport is partnering so that people can make use of the tallinja card for intermodal services such as IOScoot and the ferry service.