We have been gearing up to launch our Zbee RS, Cargo and Cargo+ for the past few months, as well as our ridesharing platform Scooter.
With these models looking to launch in South Africa later in the year, we have been working on fine-tuning our distribution network and identifying various places to have our charging network. For those who are looking to purchase our vehicles and joining our platform as driver-partners, we have also been working on ways of ensuring that current policies do not prevent you from operating. We will be looking to launch the Zbee RS and Zbee Cargo in later parts of 2018. As for the price of our vehicles, this too will be disclosed in due time. We are working with other stakeholders in the industry who believe in our product and can help in making our electric vehicles affordable.
The Zbee is just the beginning for us and we look to improve on a number of components of the vehicle which will lead the change in transportation in Africa.
A South African is taking on Uber and Taxify with scooters – after they rejected his job application ten times
Scooter is set to go live in South Africa by September.
Founder Fezile Dhlamini launched the business after Uber and Taxify rejected his job application 10 times.
Like the ride-sharing services that didn't want to employee him, Scooter will connect customers to private drivers – only scooter drivers.
Gareth van Zyl
Rejected by Uber, Fezile Dhlamini kickstarts unique SA e-scooter startup
April 16, 2018
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is truly a land of possibilities when you take a listen to Fezile Dhlamini’s story. Unnerved by several rejected job applications at Uber and Taxify, Dhlamini decided to launch his own e-hailing service, but with a difference. His business will only use low-cost, hi-tech electric scooters. After securing some 20 vehicles from Sweden, Dhlamini plans to pilot his business, dubbed ‘Green Scooter’, in September this year in Johannesburg. Take a listen to this truly inspiring story of a young man who has some serious chutzpah.
Nic Anderson, The South African
Scooter: Meet the SA man behind the company that plans to rival Uber
19 April, 2018
Fezile Dhlamini is a young South African businessman who not only has big goals, but also knows exactly how and when he wants to achieve them. So far, he is on track with many of them. With Uber dominating the South African ridesharing market, Scooter is coming in to shake things up.