Micromobility brand Voi has unveiled its first long-term e-scooter rental scheme, which is making its debut in the city of Oxford.
The new service from the Swedish e-bike and scooter rental firm promises to offer a flexible and cost-effective alternative to car use.
Scooters can be rented for £65 per months on a rolling monthly basis, following an initial two-month lease, which means they can keep their rented machine at home for as long as they like.
Jack Samler, general manager at Voi UK and Ireland, says: “We are delighted that Oxfordshire County Council continues to support our presence in their fine city by enabling residents to subscribe to our Long Term Rental scheme.
“Having an LTR will be invaluable to regular ‘Voiagers’ who need quick and easy access to our scooters, at their own convenience, day and night. The new scheme means LTR riders can simply jump on and ride straight from their own home to wherever they need to go.
“Long Term Rentals of our e-scooters is part of our movement to make micromobility accessible to all, to build on the modal shift away from polluting modes of transport, which we are already seeing in Oxford, and complementing the city’s public transport system.”
To be eligible for the scheme, long-term renters must be over 18, have at least a provisional driver’s licence, and live within the Voi Oxford operating area.
Those interested in Voi’s LTRs in Oxford are encouraged to register their interest on Voi’s website as soon as possible in order to receive their LTR e-scooters from Wednesday 13 April 2022.
Voi said that rental e-scooters are classified as motor vehicles and, therefore, users will be required to follow the same rules as any other Voi e-scooter rider, for instance riding on pavements or under the influence of alcohol are illegal.
The long-term rental scooters will also be capped at 12.5mph and geofencing will be in place, including slow and no ride zones.