Swvl Rolls Out 100% Electric On-Demand Transit in Belp, Switzerland

Swvl Rolls Out 100% Electric On-Demand Transit in Belp, Switzerland

SWVL, an Egypt-born provider of tech-enabled mass transit solutions, through its technology deployed by mybuxi is implementing a new On-Demand Transit service inside the city limits of Belp in Switzerland. The two companies’ activities in Switzerland have aided over 50,000 residents so far, while further establishing Swvl as the leading provider of smart mobility software in the country, as reported by Afrikan Heroes.

Belp municipality in Switzerland is a rural Swiss hamlet with picturesque vistas and one-of-a-kind natural scenery that is preserved and protected. Belp is home to 11,500 people in a 23.3 km2 area. Despite its proximity to Bern, which is only 15 kilometers to the north, Belp has significant accessibility issues in urban public transportation. These obstacles will always impede the development of a thriving ecosystem in the city. In this context, mybuxi, Switzerland’s leading mobility-on-demand provider, used Swvl’s technology to make public transportation more accessible, convenient, and reliable. The company’s goal was to provide the convenience of ride-hailing at a price comparable to public transportation.

SWVL and mybuxi On-Demand Transit businesses in Switzerland

mybuxi has already successfully launched several On-Demand Transit businesses in Switzerland, including Swvl, which transports over 1,100 passengers per week in the regions of Herzogenbuchsee, Ostermundigen, Emmental, and Andermatt. Because of the excellent results obtained in the neighboring Ostermundigen, it was decided to connect various parts of the Belp municipality that cover an area of 17.25 km2. The service was launched with the introduction of 81 “virtual stops” that are conveniently located near riders. The train station is one of these “virtual stops,” serving as a first and last mile connection point to the Swiss train system with the neighboring towns of Bern and Thun, with a travel time of about 15 minutes.

The service went live on August 20, 2022, with hours of operation ranging from 06:00 to 00:30 during the week and from 06:00 to 1:30 on weekends. Passengers can reserve seats on mybuxi buses for either immediate or planned excursions using a mobile application white-labeled with the Swvl brand. Swvl’s commitment to the local economy, as well as its commitment to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly environment, is demonstrated by the fact that the vehicles are entirely electric.

Swvl’s On-Demand Transit service launch in Belp exemplifies the company’s disruptive potential in the central European market. Today, the Swvl operation in Switzerland has provided cleaner, greener, and more easily accessible transportation to over 100,000 passengers, serving a total of 100,000 journeys.