Beam Malaysia is now available at 9 universities nationwide

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Beam Malaysia has announced that it is partnering with local universities to encourage car-free journeys among young citizens. In fact, thanks to keen interest from faculty staff and support by URBANICE Malaysia, Beam e-scooters are now available at 9 universities nationwide. 

The list of universities are: 

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang (USM)
  • Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Perak
  • Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Terengganu
  • Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sabah
  • International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)
  • EduCity Iskandar
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Kuala Lumpur
  • Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Universiti Malaysia Pahang


In a press release, Beam said that more universities are expected to adopt Beam e-scooters this year and currently, more than 1000 rides are being completed across Malaysian universities daily. With Beam’s presence at these campuses, residents, students and even teachers are now able to easily hop on and off Beam e-scooters to travel between faculty buildings, lecture halls, sports and leisure facilities, and residential suites.

Aiming to support the car-free generation, Beam shared that this is part of its efforts to alleviate some of the pressures of car ownership on students and young adults. A public survey conducted by Beam involving 1,008 Malaysians found that more young Malaysians are turning away from cars due to the rising costs of ownership and increasing traffic congestion. 


Besides that, responses from Beam’s public survey indicate that Malaysians are willing adopters of shared-e-scooters, with 76% of 670 car-commuting Malaysians saying they would “definitely” or “probably” switch to a combination of e-scooters and public transportation if they had access to them. More encouragingly, 26% of respondents from this group added that they “currently own a car, but would be more likely to sell it”, if shared e-scooters were readily available.

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