The first stop in Latin America! Uber enters Brazilian market with scooter business
On December 5th, according to the South American Overseas Chinese Journalism Network, Uber, a U.S. ride-hailing company, announced on the 3rd that it had entered the Brazilian electric scooter market, the first stop in Latin America.
According to reports, as early as 2008, bike-sharing companies Grow, Lime, and electric scooter company Scoo already started operations in the Brazilian market. According to Uber, the first stop in Brazil's shared electric scooter business was in Santos, the country.
It is reported that Brazil is the first country in Latin America to carry out this business. In the United States, Uber's shared scooter business has expanded to cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, and Washington, while operations in Europe have opened in Berlin, Germany, Lisbon, Portugal, Madrid, Spain, and Paris, France.
Uber said that the shared scooter business has been added to the ride-hailing software, and users do not need to download new applications. The company also stated that the first stop in Santos was due to the city's good cycling infrastructure.
In terms of costs, unlocking an Uber electric scooter costs R $ 1.50 (approximately RMB 2.5), and the charge per minute is R $ 0.75 (approximately RMB 1.25).