The arrival of Neuron’s distinctive orange e-scooters to Ottawa signals the first of a number of Canadian cities the company plans to launch this year, the company said in a statement.
It also builds on Neuron’s wider expansion drive. Over the last six months, the company has launched in eight cities in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and South Korea.
Neuron will be launching its N3 e-scooters that are fitted with the world’s first app-controlled helmet lock.
“We’re delighted to launch in Ottawa. This year, more than ever before, Canadian cities are realising the benefits of e-scooters, and we think we are well-placed to meet their needs,” said Neuron Mobility CEO Zachary Wang.
The Canada expansion comes less than a year after Neuron secured $30.5 million in funding from Australian venture capital firm Square Peg, along with GSR Ventures.
“The capital has put the company in a strong position to accelerate international expansion post COVID-19, and to maintain industry leadership when it comes to innovation and safety,” Neuron Mobility added.
Neuron’s global e-scooter operations have been certified as a Carbon Neutral Service by the Carbon Reduction Institute. The company also now has NoCO2 certification, ensuring it is investing in global projects that reduce carbon emissions.
“Wherever we operate in the world we embrace regulations, and we thrive in cities where contracts are awarded only to the best e-scooter operators. We look to raise the bar as high as possible when it comes to delivering safe, convenient, and environmentally friendly e-scooter programmes,” Wang added.
Neuron Mobility was founded in Singapore in 2016. It has become Australia and New Zealand’s leading e-scooter operator. It operates in 12 locations in Australia and New Zealand including Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide, Canberra, Townsville, Auckland, and Dunedin.
The company also launched in the United Kingdom during 2020 in Newcastle, Slough, and Sunderland; and in Seoul and Ansan in South Korea in 2021.