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A scooter you can take home – Voi unveils long-term e-scooter rental scheme 

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 …

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British e-bike brand Eskuta unveils new motorbike-inspired SX-250 

British e-bike brand Eskuta has unveiled its new model, inspired by the looks of motorbike but will all the benefits of an e-bike. The SX250 Series III has been designed as an alternative to traditionally-styled e-bikes, instead offering rear view mirrors, indicators, motorbike suspension and brake, and security features like …

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E-bike conversion brand Swytch raises £3.8million in funding round

The e-bike conversion brand Swytch has raised £3.8 million in its latest funding round. Based in London, and founded in 2017, Swytch is an innovator in DIY battery and motor kits that can convert almost any bike into an electric-assisted machine.  After raising $500,000 through and Indiegogo campaign in 2017, …

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Tighter regulation needed to encourage e-scooter use, claim insurance groups

E-scooters need to be more tightly regulated in order to encourage their use in the UK, according to a collection of insurance groups.  A number of insurance organisations have written to the Government to reiterate their support of sustainable transport methods like electric scooters, but have also set out a …

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HumanForest expands e-bikes to Hammersmith and Fulham 

Micromobility platform HumanForest has expanded into West London, offering e-bikes and the Hammersmith and Fulham area.  This is the first time the London-based operator has expanded into the west of the capital, having first launched in Islington in summer 2020.  HumanForest operates a unique business model, as it uses advertising …

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Tier acquires camera positioning firm Fantasmo to improve parking system 

Micromobility provider Tier has acquired camera-based location firm Fantasmo, to bring improvements to parking in-house.  US-based company Fantasmo uses cameras to replace GPS tracking, with the technology capable of tracking how e-bike and e-scooter users park their machines.  Tier says it has acquired Fantasmo as an investment into its parking …

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Bolt launches fifth generation e-scooter 

Micromobility provider Bolt has launched its fifth generation of e-scooter, the Bolt 5.  The latest machine has been designed with new safety features, as well as curved handlebars and a wider foot-space for better grip and handling. A larger front wheel and hydraulic suspension are also new additions to Bolt …

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Demand from lower income people to legalise private e-scooters on roads, according to Pure Electric research

There is major demand amongst lower income people to legalise e-scooters, according to research from retailer Pure Electric.  New research from the micromobility specialist chain shows the extent of the demand for the Government to legalise e-scooter use on the roads in the UK. Currently privately-owned e-scooters are subject to …

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Voi reaches 100 million-ride milestone in Europe 

Voi has just celebrated its 100 millionth ride in Europe after it was founded in 2018. The Swedish micromobility firm says it crossed the 100-million journey mark for its e-bikes and e-scooters on 20th March, with the milestone ride taking place in Seville, Spain.  Trips on Voi scooters more than …

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Dott launches e-bikes in London 

Micromobility provider Dott has launched its brand new e-bikes in London, with machines now available in Hammersmith and Fulham. More than 250 bikes will be in operation in the area, as Dott expands its offering in the capital, as e-scooters are already available in London.  Duncan Robertson, general manager UK …

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