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HumanForest launches concession scheme for students, NHS staff and emergency service workers 

Micromobility operator HumanForest has launched its concession scheme for students and essential workers, offering a 20% discount on all trips.  HumanForest, which operates shared bike and mopeds in parts of London, will be offering discounts to students, NHS staff and emergency service workers, to help ease the cost of living.  …

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Pure Electric scooters to be sold in Currys in first major UK partnership 

Pure Electric scooters will be available on the high street through Currys stores, as the micromobility brand confirms its first major UK partnership.  Bristol-founded scooter brand Pure will now be selling its Pure Air e-scooter range in 66 Currys stores and online.  Pure recently made a major adjustment to its …

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Swytch e-bike conversion kits launch in the UK to major demand 

E-bike conversion kits from Swytch have launched in the UK to huge demand, with the first batches selling out.  The new Swtych Technology electric bike conversion kits, featuring pocket-sized battery packs, launched in the UK market on Monday, 26th September, with the brand saying it had been “inundated” with thousands …

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Tier scooters and bikes added to Google Maps in 200 cities

E-scooters an e-bikes operated by micromobility brand Tier are now included in Google Maps in more than 200 cities.  This collaboration between Berlin-based Tier and Google means that consumers can now incorporate micromobility options when planning their routes through the mapping feature.  Google Maps will also include additional information like …

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E-mobility brand Mycle partners with green organisation to plant a tree for every order 

British e-mobility brand Mycle has partnered with environmental organisation Ecologi to plant a tree for every order placed. Mycle is a green-inspired e-bike builder, which offers a range of e-bikes from folding bikes through to off-road and fat tyre models.  As part of its partnership with Ecologi, an environmental group …

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HumanForest launches shared e-bikes in Kingston and Sutton 

Share e-bike innovator HumanForest has expanded further into South West London, launching in Sutton and Kingston.  HumanForest utilises a unique pricing model, serving users with ads to keep costs lower, while also offering 10 minutes free per day, with the opportunity to earn more riding minutes through the Treecoin loyalty …

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Canterbury e-scooter rental trial to end in November

Kent County Council has announced that the Canterbury electric scooter trial is to finish at the end of November. The council launched the trial of rental e-scooters in Canterbury with operator Bird on 2nd November 2020. The project aimed to bring affordable, environmentally friendly e-scooters to the city as part …

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E-bike brand Batribike now live on Citrus-Lime retail system 

British e-bike brand Batribike is now live on the Citrus-Lime retail system, complete with battery and bike configurations.  Batribike, based in Lincoln and run by the Coulson family, offers a wide range of e-bikes, from step-through commuters to e-mountain bikes.  Sue Coulson, Batribike marketing manager, said: “Several of our dealers …

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Transport for London to launch Santander e-bikes on Monday

Transport for London will be expanding its micromobility offering from Monday, with the introduction of Santander e-bikes.  The 500 new docked e-bikes will be introduced from 12th September, with a flat rate for 30 minute rides, and a new monthly membership costing £20 a month for unlimited £60-minute rides.  Mayor …

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Electric bike IoT brand Velco partners with automotive giant to develop e-bike system

French electric bike IoT brand Velco has partnered with automotive giant Valeo to help develop a new e-bike ecosystem.  Valeo, a supplier of automotive tech products to the motor industry based in Paris, is deploying an electric assistance system under the brand name Valeo Cyclee, offering a seven-speed automatic and …

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