GrabWheels addresses the need for faster transportation of healthcare and medical workers to the front lines by providing them with round-the-clock, free-of-charge access to electric scooters deployed all over Metro Manila.
In close collaboration with the local governments of the City of Manila, Quezon City, San Juan, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Marikina, and Pasig, Grab has deployed around fifty (50) GrabWheels e-scooters to the select city governments.
The e-scooters will improve short-distance commutes for health care workers, frontliners, and barangay officials in these cities. At the moment, Grab has more than 300 e-scooters that are ready for deployment to other LGUs, to be determined based on the need for the healthcare workers in these locations.
Implementing policies for borrowing and returning GrabWheels will depend on the directive of the corresponding LGUs. To assure the safety of frontliners, all qualified users will be provided with waivers before using the e-scooter are encouraged to wear a helmet while riding, in any case of an accident.
Before riding, users are also advised to do a quick check on the following.
● Before unlocking:
1. Battery level
2. Tap on the scooter from the app to check its battery level
● After unlocking:
a. Test the brake by pressing the red button
a. Turn it on when visibility is low by holding the button on the scooter display for 2 seconds
a. Check that the kickstand is flipped up before moving off
a. Check that there is nobody close to you before moving off
GrabWheels is one of several initiatives included in GrabBayanihan – a community-driven initiative to safely address the economic and medical pain points brought about by the recent COVID-19 outbreak in the Philippines.