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Halfords e-mobility sales rise 230% amid transport revolution

Halfords has reported a 230% increase in e-bikes and e-scooters year-on-year. The announcement was made as part of the company’s trading update for the 20-week period to 21st August, which saw cycling like-for-like revenue rise 59.1%. There was growth across all product categories, the retailer said, with an increase of …

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Bosch eBike Systems to bring specialist retailers up to date with new training season

Bosch eBike Systems is set to bring specialist retailers up to date on its product range with its 11th training season, beginning on 12th October. With more than 320 dates in 14 countries, and for the first time also in the Czech Republic, e-bike retailers will be able to expand …

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E-scooters arrive in Cape Town

South African e-scooter and vehicle technology company Electric Life Rides (ELR) is launching its service in Cape Town this month. The launch will introduce ELR’s initial electric kick scooter fleet, which will be available via its mobility hub partner, the President Hotel, in Bantry Bay. ELR scooters are equipped with …

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Neuron and RoSPA partner on shared e-scooter safety

Neuron Mobility has partnered with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) with plans to “lead the way” in best practice for shared e-scooter safety in Britain. The announcement comes as Neuron prepares to launch its e-scooters in multiple cities across the UK. RoSPA, a premier accident prevention …

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HumanForest raises £1.8 million to support further roll-outs

HumanForest has raised a £1.8 million investment as it looks to roll-out 2,000 e-bikes by the end of 2020. Set up by former Cabify lead Agustin Guilisasti and backed by Cabify founders Juan de Antonio and Vicente Pascual, HumanForest provides 20 free minutes daily, and then costs 12p per minute. …

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Voi continues UK drive with exclusive West Midlands e-scooter deal

Voi has been handed an exclusive contract to bring its e-scooters to the West Midlands. Voi will work hand in hand with Transport for West Midlands to deliver e-scooters to 5.9 million residents across Birmingham, Coventry, Kenilworth, Sandwell (West Bromwich), Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Warwickshire. The trial will cover the …

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Zipp secures €500,000 investment as it prepares UK e-scooter launch

Zipp Mobility has secured a €500,000 investment as it ramps up plans to operate several shared e-scooter trials in the UK. Investors in the Irish micromobility start-up include Brian O’Driscoll, the former captain of Leinster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions rugby teams, along with an unnamed New York-based investor. …

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US saw 136 million shared micromobility trips taken in 2019

What started in 2010 as a nascent concept, untested in US cities, closed out the decade as a fast-growing and increasingly indispensable part of city transportation systems. Stretching from docked bike-share systems to dockless bike and scooters, the field of shared micromobility has expanded and evolved over the past 10 …

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Green turns greener as First Mile launches urban mobility battery recycling initiative

First Mile has introduced a new scheme to recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIB) found in e-bikes and e-scooters. With e-scooter trials ongoing, paired with the rising popularity of e-bikes and electric cars and vans, the sustainability company is wary that LIBs will become more and more commonplace in UK streets …

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New e-commerce store launched specifically for e-scooters and accessories

Electric Travels has launched an e-commerce store designed specifically to deliver e-scooters and supporting accessories and clothing. E-scooters available via the new site include Decent, Egret, Razor, Reid and Zero, alongside helmets from Livall and Lumos and locks from Litelock. “We are proud to launch to the UK market and …

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