While expanding its micro-mobility business, Mowasalat (Karwa) has launched e-scooters at Education City in co-operation with Falcon Ride and Qatar Foundation (QF).
“We are super thrilled to announce that we have launched our e-scooters in Education City. As part of a pilot programme with Qatar Foundation and Falcon, we will continue to support and contribute towards a cleaner, brighter future for our country,” Mowasalat tweeted.
The hi-tech, app-enabled e-scooters have been enabled as part of Mowsalat’s efforts to ensure "safe, sustainable, tech-enabled micro-mobility services" at various parts of the country and its strategy of connecting people with convenient transport solutions throughout Qatar. The e-scooters are available for visitors and those who work in Education City.
“Users will have to download the Falcon Ride application,” Mowasalat explained while suggesting safety measures. Users must be 18 and above to use the e-scooters. Only solo rides will be allowed with one person per scooter. Park safely in a non-obstructing area or dedicated Falcon parking nest” the tweet added while asking users to always follow helmet laws. Falcon has urged all the riders to follow the same rules in support of maintaining public safety and cleanliness while adhering to the Covid-19 precautionary measures.
The e-scooters are presently available at West Bay, Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, Al Qassar, Katara and Legtaifiya while it was launched at The Pearl-Qatar in co-operation project with the United Development Company, master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island. E-scooters are operated with the support of Falcon Ride application with QR2 charged for unlocking the application while 50 dirhams is charged for every minute of use.
Falcon Ride officials have said that they will look to engage with other stakeholders to provide last mile connectivity solutions that will support Qatar in meeting its FIFA World Cup 2022 and Qatar National Vision 2030 goals.