Blueshark R1 Smart Scooter launched at IGEM 2022

Blueshark R1 launched alongside memorandum of cooperation (MoC) signing for multi-stakeholder partnership

The Blueshark R1 smart electric scooter is now in Malaysia. The vehicle comes with ArkRide Operating System, an integrated, always connected OS with smart device interaction. The ArkRide OS is proprietary to Blueshark. The Android-based OS is a customisable user-friendly interface. There are numerous rider aids with software updates over-the-air and comprehensive vehicle telemetrics linked to Blueshark’s own Internet of Vehicles (IoV).

The battery is lithium iron phosphate (LFP) which is durable, efficient and convenient and provides a range of 110km. The easy battery-swapping tech practical as it eliminates the need to wait for the battery to recharge.

Blueshark has a commercially viable leasing model for the electric scooter, with lower CAPEX and OPEX to make it suitable for SMEs as well as facilitate the gig economy to elevate the B40.

Also at the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2022, Blueshark inked an MoC with its key industry partners. Their aim is to facilitate the adoption of smart electric scooters by creating sustainability-led job opportunities for the B40 community. The partners are the official manufacturer and distributor, EPMB, alongside Blueshark Ecosystem Sdn Bhd and MGTC. Other key infrastructure and operational partners will also added over time.

Blueshark is also committed to enhancing and expanding infrastructure for two-wheel electric vehicles (2WEV). They have designed an ecosystem to support its growth on a national scale.

Blueshark’s first 3S centre will open soon in Glenmarie. This underlines their commitment to enhancing infrastructure and providing strong ecosystem support for riders during the pilot programme and beyond.

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Blueshark Ecosystem Sdn Bhd  is a subsidiary of Sharkgulf Technologies Group Limited. Sharkgulf creates products and services to power smart electric mobility. Their vision is to revolutionise electric mobility and democratise green technology by creating sustainable accessibility at all levels. They focus on the hardware, software and the power source to provide a holistic user experience which unlocks all barriers of ownership.

Sharkgulf launched their first electric scooter in Beijing and have been creating waves across the category, won awards (Good Design Awards 2020) and have expanded their footprint across two continents. They are expanding within the ASEAN region with their Malaysia subsidiary Blueshark Ecosystem Sdn Bhd to catalyse societal change and better people’s lives.