SMRT-owned Strides Transportation announced today (April 19) that it has signed a one-year partnership with electric motorcycle maker EuroSports Technologies to develop, market and supply smart electric motorbikes.
Under this partnership, Strides will be the sole distributor of commercial electric motorcycles in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. Formed in 2016, it provides limousine and premium bus services in Singapore, as well as car leasing and limousine services in Myanmar.
Meanwhile, EuroSports Technologies — a subsidiary of sportscar distributor EuroSports Global — is the creator of Scorpio Electric, the first local high-performance smart electric motorcycle, which is slated for production in 2022.
It will be rolling out a new range of two- and three-wheelers by the fourth quarter of this year, which will be used for food delivery and logistics.
According to the local companies, these motorbikes will be equipped with smart features such as over-the-air software updates, Internet of Things connectivity, and in-house charging systems.
They are also priced much lower than its premium counterparts, but will have lower performance.
EuroSports chief executive Melvin Goh said that its collaboration with Strides will “broaden the scope of [its] reach to tap the unfulfilled potential of regional electric vehicle markets.”
Commenting on the collaboration, SMRT Road Holdings president Tan Kian Heong said that it is aligned with their plans to “build businesses in the electric vehicle ecosystem towards a greener Singapore and South-east Asia region.”
In 2019, it announced that it would add Toyota hydrogen fuel cell cars to its fleet as part of its efforts to explore other sustainable transport alternatives.
Featured Image Credit: EuroSports Global