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HumanForest sets sustainability and fitness challenges for its users 

Micromobility platform HumanForest has launched new sustainability challenges for its users.  The London-based e-bike company is urging riders to reduce their carbon footprint, increase their time spent outside, and burn as much energy as they can over the coming weeks.  First up is the ‘CO2 Saver’ challenge, as HumanForest users …

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Fully Charged e-bike retailer launches new store in Cornwall

UK e-bike retailer Fully Charged has opened a new store in Liskeard, Cornwall. The newest branch will service as a hub for test-rides, servicing and delivery in the South West, serving Cornwall, Devon and south Somerset.  London-based retailer Fully Charged recently expanded with a store in Silverstone, but will now …

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Uber and Lime partner to offer £5,000 worth of takeaway to get more people cycling

In an unusual campaign, Uber has partnered with shared transport platform Lime to offer £5000 worth of takeaway to one London cyclist.  While attempting to get more people cycling in the capital, Uber and Lime will offer free Uber Eats deliveries for one month (up to £5,000) to the person …

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E-scooter platform Dott reveals huge growth

The e-scooter platform Dott has revealed its huge growth in London and across Europe in 2021. Based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Dott reported 130% more trips last year when compared with 2020, including an 80% jump in trips in September alone as commuters returned to offices across Europe. Dott …

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Michelin unveils prototype airless tyre for e-cargo trikes

Michelin has unveiled its new prototype for airless tyres, designed for e-cargo trikes.  The French tyre manufacturing giant says that it is focusing on developing urban mobility and last-mile delivery products, to help improve sustainable, accessible transport modes.  Michelin has now unveiled the Michelin X Tweel airless radial tyre for …

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Transport app Bolt raises €628 million in funding to ‘accelerate move to shared mobility’

Ride hailing and e-scooter app Bolt has raised €628 million in funding, as it aims to ‘accelerate the move to shared mobility’.  Bolt, founded in 2013 in Estonia, offers a range of vehicle hire services, micromobility options, car sharing, and food delivery, and now operates in 45 countries across Europe …

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Transport app Free Now partners with Zipp Mobility in Ireland 

The transport app Free Now has partnered with micromobility platform Zipp across Ireland.   Free Now has integrated Zipp Mobility’s e-scooter and e-bikes on its app, letting travellers book Zipp machines when the service is rolled out in 2022.  Zipp has already launched its e-scooters and e-bikes in the UK and …

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Lime offers gift-swap for anyone given illegal e-scooter for Christmas 

Lime has launched an innovative gift-swap for anyone who was given an illegal scooter for Christmas.  The shared e-scooter provider, which currently runs rental schemes in London, Milton Keynes, and Manchester, is letting people swap their new scooter for free Lime rides following the festive period.  Private e-scooters are illegal …

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Shared scooter firm Voi raises $115 million as it prepares to go public

Shared e-scooter firm Voi has raised $115 million (£87 million) from investors, resulting in the brand being valued at just over $1 billion.  Sweden-based start-up Voi has been expanding its European fleets of shared mobility schemes, as the company intends to go public in the near future, according to founder …

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Zoomo announces new ‘supercharged’ speed e-bike

Zoomo has announced a new ‘supercharged’ speed e-bike, designed to replace the petrol moped.  Delivery e-bike brand Zoomo has unveiled the Zoomo One, an electric bike with a top speed of 45km/h, purpose built for last-mile delivery services.  The Zoomo One is designed to eliminate the need for petrol mopeds …

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