Just weeks after bright orange electric scooters arrived on Canberra's streets, a second player has entered the market, complete with their own distinctive colour.
Beam Mobility is the latest company to launch an e-scooter service in the capital, with its vivid purple scooters arriving on Thursday.
It's expected 750 scooters will be seen in Canberra in coming weeks, with 150 of them available from the first day of operation.
The scooters are able to be used in Canberra's inner north, inner south and Belconnen.
Geofencing technology will block the scooter from being driven in prohibited areas.
Beam's launch in Canberra comes just weeks after Neuron Mobility launched its e-scooter service.
Since Neuron's distinctive orange scooters were first seen, more than 31,000 trips have been carried out with the service and its app has been downloaded by more than 18,000 Canberrans.
Despite Neuron getting a head start in the Canberra market of several weeks, Beam's Australian general manager Khoa Pham said he wasn't concerned.
"We would have loved to have had Beam here a few weeks ago, but we were waiting on the delivery of our new scooters," Mr Pham said.
"There was a bit of a delay, but we're not worried, we operate alongside Neuron in a few places.
"[Neuron launching first] shows that there is appetite and there's been a big uptake and it's shown how Canberrans have embraced e-scooters as a form of transport."
Beam was selected in August as one of two e-scooters to come to the national capital after a tender process.
"It has been quite a long time in the making, we've been engaging with stakeholders for the past 12 to 18 months," Mr Pham said.
"There's about 150 scooters on the ground now and there'll be another 250 in the next few days, and we hope to ramp up to the 750 maximum that was agreed with, depending on its usage."
A limit of 750 e-scooters has also been applied to Neuron.
While geofencing technology will help to stop the e-scooters from being driven in banned locations, Mr Pham said other measures were in place to ensure the scooters would be parked in designated areas across the city. Fees are applied if the e-scooters are parked in locations that aren't specific docking stations.
"It's a way to drive the rider's behaviour, and we see an improvement in that the longer we operate there," Mr Pham said. "In Kuala Lumpur, 95 per cent of trips there end up in designated zones."
The company said it would receive an alert when an e-scooter is parked in an illegal area, such as along Anzac Parade, and the scooter would then be removed.
Geofencing has also been placed on the scooters to help mitigate the risk of accidents, such as enforcing a 15km/h speed limit in high-footfall areas, such as City Walk.
Neuron Mobility had been forced to update their own geofencing technology in recent days to stop riders from parking on land owned by the National Capital Authority.
Mr Pham said there was room enough for two operators in the Canberra market, and he expected patronage to grow. "For us, every city is different and it has different needs, and we're hoping for a long-term partnership."