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Transport and micromobility app Bolt quadruples in size since start of pandemic

Ride-hailing and micromobility operator Bolt has quadrupled in size since the start of the pandemic.  The Estonian company, founded in August 2013, now operates in 45 countries and more than 500 cities around the world – an increase of more than 200% since before the pandemic.  Bolt is also advertising …

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Voi hits record e-scooter rides in Birmingham during Commonwealth Games 

Micromobility operator Voi has released its ridership figures from Birmingham during the 2022 Commonwealth Games – a record 66,000 journeys in just 12 days.  Taking place between Thursday, 28th July and Monday, 8th August, the Commonwealth Games saw people from across the UK and around the world descend on the …

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“There is pent-up demand for e-scooters”: Tandem Group on embracing electric

Despite the lingering uncertainty about e-scooters, UK product distributor Tandem Group is forging ahead in e-mobility. Director of sales Matt Rudd talks to Alex Ballinger about e-transport This piece first appeared in the August edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here E-scooters continue to be the biggest talking …

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The Electric Bike Shop takes over four Pure Electric stores 

E-bike specialist retailer The Electric Bike Shop has announced it will be taking over four Pure Electric stores.  Last month, e-mobility retailer Pure Electric announced that it would be focussing on international expansion of its branded e-scooter business, and as a result would be exiting the e-bike market, closing a …

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Lime donates three adapted bikes to award-winning cycling charity 

Micromobility brand Lime has donated three specially-adapted bikes to the inclusive cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing.  As part of its drive to get more people using sustainable modes of transport, US-based e-scooter and e-bike operator Lime has sponsored the three adaptive bikes, which will be used to run bike training …

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Lime renews partnership with Ealing Council as e-bikes boom

Shared micromobility operator Lime has extended its partnership with Ealing Council, as the use of e-bikes continues to boom in the borough.  Lime e-bikes were first launched in West London in 2018, and user numbers continue to rise as the number of e-bike journeys has jumped by 67% this year, …

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E-mobility brand Zinc calls for e-bike subsidies to encourage public to take up cycling 

British e-mobility brand Zinc has called on the Government to offer e-bike subsidies, similar to those currently offered for zero-emission motorbikes and cars.  Zinc, specialist in e-scooters and e-bikes, said that there is growing appetite for e-bikes, and that the Government needs to support their use to encourage cycling.  On …

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Five reasons why now is the time for shared e-bike schemes

Sponsored article in partnership with Wunder Mobility It’s no secret, two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, that micromobility has been transforming our cities one e-vehicle at a time. There is still a long way to go to achieve significant lower emissions and widespread car-free zones, but one of the most …

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Voi installs new parking infrastructure in Portsmouth as scooter use continues to rise

Shared transport operator Voi has installed new parking infrastructure in Portsmouth, as the demand for e-scooters in the city continues to rise. The Voi e-scooter rental scheme in Portsmouth has now hit 372,000 rides since launching in 2021, prompting the brand to install 32 new bike racks (260 spaces), bringing …

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