Vancouver –– May 15, 2017 –– LOOPShare Ltd. (TSX-V: LOOP) (“LOOPShare”), a global provider of electric scooter shared fleet services and technology, and Loop SAL, its Zone Operator in Lebanon, today announced the official Launch of the first commercial electric scooter fleet sharing service in the Middle East and Africa region. The launch targets Beirut and is set for May 18, 2017.
The service will be offered under the Loop brand and will deploy LOOPShare technology.
“Loop SAL is the first Zone Operator worldwide to deploy a fleet of shared electric scooters under the Loop brand and using our technology”, said Anwar Sukkarie, President and Chief Executive Officer of LOOPShare. “The initial fleet consists of 15 scooters to be increased by an additional 55 scooters in July 2017. These are exciting times for LOOPShare and for Loop SAL”.
LOOPShare aims to deploy commercial field trials in other cities worldwide, followed by commercial rollouts planned for 2017.
“In the past few months, Loop SAL has actively engaged target markets that correspond to our Loop service subscriber profile,” said, Mira Raham, General Manager of Loop SAL “The response has been very encouraging with over 100 potential subscribers expressing interest in the Loop service and in applying for Loop once it becomes available. Loop SAL is now ready to commence with offering a commercially-viable Loop service with limited functionality and features aiming at generating revenue, real-time market tests and analysis, technology deployment fine-tuning, and establishing the first commercial Loop hub at BeryTech Digital District in Beirut. The launch amounts to a 3-month commercial field trial aiming at a full launch in July.”
The initial deployment will be for 15 Loop scooters available to select control groups as of May 18, 2017. Full commercial rollout is planned for later in July 2017 and will involve 70 scooters in total and the introduction of additional functionality and features based on the feedback received from Loop SAL operations team and control group subscribers.
About LOOPShare Ltd.
LOOPShare Ltd. (TSX-V: LOOP) a Vancouver company established in 2009 and its wholly owned subsidiary Saturna Green Systems Inc. have commercialized a first generation, a wireless ruggedized 7” touchscreen dashboard with Telematics functionality for electric inner-city vehicles. LOOPShare’s highly specialized display enables a broad range of services for consumer, tourism or commercial use.
LOOPShare’s purpose is to develop and deploy connected end-to-end solutions for inner-city transportation vehicles, specifically geared toward Transportation as a Service (“TaaS”). Through Zone Operators worldwide, LOOPShare will implement TaaS solution to offer Commuter Convenience and Tourist applications to subscribers based on LOOPShare’s commuter/tourism/business-focused, unique, state-of-the-art wireless two-wheel electric sharing technology. “Loop” is a trademark of LOOPShare Ltd. For further information, please visit www.loopscooters.com.
About Loop SAL
Loop SAL is the Zone Operator for LOOPShare in Lebanon. The company was formed earlier in 2016 and expects to build the business in Lebanon and regionally through its team of skilled professionals in Telematics, fleet management, logistics, and market development.
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|For further information on LOOPShare, please contact:
Anwar Sukkarie, CEO
+1 (604) 568-1598
|Investor Relations Contact:
+1 (604) 343-8661
+1 (604) 306-8477
Mira Raham, Loop SAL General Manager
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