As the year 2022 closes to an end, Beam Malaysia is proud to announce that since its debut in Malaysia in 2019, there are now over a million trips taken this year. Compared with 2021, that’s 2.5 times more than before.
According to the year-end report, Beam Malaysia registered over 80,000 new sign-ups, bringing the total pool of riders to 65% higher than it was in 2021. Moreover, over 100,000 of those trips were to move people to or from a public transportation facility like an MRT, LRT, or bus station. This is five times the increase compared to the year before as the workforce returns to the office after COVID-19 lockdowns.
Also over the past year, the company has been ramping up the deployment of new e-scooters in key areas around the nation. Over 3,500 e-scooters are deployed all over Peninsular Malaysia in Perak, Pahang, Johor and a wider coverage in Klang Valley to include neighbourhoods like Mont Kiara, Bandar Utama, Ara Damansara, Cheras, and more. Moreover, a total of over two million kilometres of Malaysians used Beam e-scooters instead of cars, preventing more than 486 tonnes of carbon emissions from releasing to the air.
Beam Malaysia noted that most of the Beam e-scooter riders are more prominent in the cities of Shah Alam (Selangor), Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Ampang Jaya (Selangor), and Kuantan (Pahang), thanks to the city councils fo providing the micro-vehicles. This applies the same to campuses such as Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang), Universiti Teknologi MARA Seri Iskandar (UiTM Perak), and EduCity Iskandar (Johor).
The Beam app is available to download on the Apple Store or Google Play Store. If it’s your first time on a Beam, you can complete the in-app Beam Safety Quiz to redeem RM5 free credits. Riders can enjoy Discounted Beam Credits Packages that are available now when reloading a minimum of RM10*. Not only that, riders can also take advantage of Discounted Rides and enjoy scooting around town*.
We did a review on riding a Beam e-scooter back in September and we can tell you that it’s safe to use and ride. However, Malaysian sideroads are something that can be improved further as they aren’t the most pedestrian-friendly paths, even for those who are just walking. You can take read about our review right over here.
*Available in selected areas only. Access the Beam App on your mobile device to view promotions and discounts available around you.