E-scooter services hit regulatory bump in Southeast Asia

GrabWheels at ITB campus

For a while, ride-hailing unicorn Grab’s electric-scooter sharing service seemed to enjoy a rare prospect in Jakarta: an open road.

GrabWheels, introduced in May on the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital, gradually expanded into central Jakarta and caught on among young people, giving them a way to zip through traffic-clogged streets.

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