GS25 to launch shared-bike charging service

Date : 17 April 2019

Customers at select GS25 convenience stores in South Korea will be able to charge shared electric bicycles from June.

Shared electric bicycles and charging facilities

GS Retail's convenience chain, GS25, is setting up charging facilities for 800 electric bicycles in partnership with GoGoSing at its stores. The service will be made available in Gangnam District in Seoul and Pangyo in Gyeonggi Province.

Customers will be able to use an electric kickboard, charge, exchange and return batteries to a nearby GS25 store. With competition in the convenience channel in South Korea fierce, GS25 is exploring ways to attract new customers, offering new services in addition to selling products in-store. GS Retail has already introduced charging facilities for electric vehicles at 45 locations, and is now beginning to offer delivery services for convenience store products in partnership with the delivery app Yogiyo.