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Tier appoints new chief business officer and chief people officer as company looks to profitability 

Micromobility brand Tier has appointed two new seniors members, as the German-based company looks to become a profitable organisation.  Markus Windisch joins Tier as chief business officer, following seven years at food delivery service HelloFresh, most recently leading operations as international chief operating officer.  Trecilla Lobo will be joining Tier …

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E-bike brand Volt rolls out 2022 generation of Regent and Connect models

Volt has launched the 2022 generation of its Regent and Connect electric bikes. The 2022 Volt Regent is the “epitome of a classic step-through e-bike”, said the e-bike brand. It features upgraded suspension, improved brakes, and a standard battery that powers riders over 70 miles on a single charge. Moving …

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‘People buying scooters skewed towards economically disadvantaged,’ says Halfords micromobility director 

The purchase of e-scooters benefits younger and economically disadvantaged consumers, according to the head of micromobility at Halfords.  In an article tracking sector trends for bank Natwest Paul Tomlinson, the director for cycling and electric mobility at high-street chain Halfords, said that scooters can play an important role in democratising …

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One third of Voi users have reduced car use 

Swedish micromobility brand Voi has revealed that one third of its users have reduced their car-use while using micromobility. To mark International Day of Micromobility, e-scooter operator Voi has released statistics revealing how user habits have changed since the company was founded four years ago.  The yearly international user survey …

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Lime promotes Shari Shapiro to global head of policy 

Micromobility brand Lime has promoted Shari Shapiro to global head of policy.  Shapiro, who has more than 15 years’ experience in public-private partnerships at federal, state and local level in the US, has led Lime’s market development team since 2019.  In her new role, Shapiro will lead Lime’s policy team …

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Bristol e-bike operator forced to halt service due to vandalism 

Bristol’s shared e-bike operator has been forced to pause its service due to the extent of vandalism to its machines. Big Issue E-bikes, the name given to a ShareBike-run e-bike service in the city, was launched six months ago, but the company says bikes have been subject to “extensive and …

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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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