Olulo Co., the scooter service Kickgoing’s operator, announced that it had launched wireless charging stations for electric kickboards. The Kickgoing app offers convenient, state-of-the-art micro-mobility services, providing customers electric kickboards with systematic management and thorough maintenance. Since it launched South Korea’s first kickboard services in 2018, Kickgoing has gathered extensive operational know-how. The mobility service provider has also secured more than 1.2 million subscribers.
Furthermore, Kickgoing collaborated with LG Electronics for ‘Kickspot,’ its new electric kickboard wireless charging stations. In particular, Kickgoing equipped Kickspot with the LG-developed pad-type wireless charging solution. Thanks to LG’s wireless charging pads, the electric kickboards could automatically charge when customers park them on designated charging Kickspots. Using an advanced control system, Kickgoing monitors Kickspots and the electric kickboards’ charging status in real-time.
Improving Urban Mobility
“Kickgoing aims to provide a more enjoyable mobility experience in an environment where urban infrastructure and personal mobility are connected to one ecosystem,” said a Kickgoing official. The company also expects Kickspot to optimize customers’ travel time, reduce costs, and lessen traffic congestion, improving overall urban mobility. Kickgoing also built multiple wireless charging parking facilities around Bucheon City’s Yeokgok Station and the Gyeonggi Province vicinity. There are currently twenty Kickspot stations across five parking areas in Bucheon.
Kickgoing would intensively verify the newly established service’s customer convenience, efficiency, safety, and usability during a six-month plan. After the testing and verification period, Kickgoing would partner with LG again to expand its services to other areas, including Seoul and more regions. Besides establishing more facilities, the two companies would apply the accumulated data to make the service even more sustainable.
Promoting E-Kickboard Usage
LG specifically teamed up with Kickgoing to increase both of their positive impacts on the mobility sector. Kickgoing and LG plan also to promote the electric kickboard sharing service further and attract more users. To this end, the two would give customers discount fees and coupons when they return the kickboards to respective Kickspots. Apart from providing customers incentives, the coupon giveaways also help small business owners, establishing win-win coexistence.
According to an LG official, it would strive to establish an orderly kickboard usage culture using its wireless charging technology. LG also added that this move would offer customers a more convenient and safer personal mobility service. In addition to increasing personal mobility usage, the strategic partnership between the two companies creates synergy and promotes sustainable technology.
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