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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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Voi set for UK debut with Northamptonshire e-scooter trials

Voi is preparing its first UK e-scooter fleet after being selected to run e-scooter trials across Northampton and Kettering. The Swedish e-scooter provider becomes part of the Smart Move Northamptonshire initiative, which plans to utilise new technology and innovative solutions to help manage the transport network. It also aims to …

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Zipp Mobility approved for UK e-scooter trials

Zipp Mobility has been cleared by the DfT to partake in UK e-scooter trials as part of a strategy to explore greener and more socially-distanced methods of urban transport. The Dublin-based micromobility start-up, founded as recently as 2019, provides dockless e-scooters and is headquartered at the Centre for New Ventures …

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Ford partners with Vivacity to stop accidents before they happen

A consortium led by Ford is developing an innovative predictive road safety tool which, using data from connected vehicles and intelligent roadside sensors, could help to make travel in towns and cities safer and easier. Each year more than 1.3 million people are killed on roads around the world1 – …

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HumanForest partners with Rude Health to ‘help get London up and about again’

HumanForest has partnered with Rude Health as part of its mission to “change mobility behaviour” across London. The e-bike sharer scheme, which is available for free for 20 minutes every day, is searching for partner companies which share its vision to offer eco-friendly mobility solutions. “Londoners’ mobility habits are changing …

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Wind launches integrated helmets to encourage safe riding

Wind has launched an integrated e-scooter helmet throughout Tel Aviv. The micromobility provider, which has been approved to take part in UK e-scooter trials, is hoping that the ease of access will encourage reluctant helmet wearers to don protective gear on the roads. “Whilst our industry-first e-scooters go above and …

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LEVA-EU calls on European e-bike companies to report “aggressive” customs actions

LEVA-EU is calling on European e-bike companies to report cases in which EU customs authorities have been “aggressive and invasive”. It said it has recently been informed on a variety of actions against companies. According to the association, the allegations include, among other things: – Buying from a European supplier …

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Cambridgeshire, Peterborough poised for Voi e-scooter launch

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are set to play host to expanded e-scooter trials as European operator Voi arrives in the UK. The European operator has been appointed on a 12-month trial basis to provide both e-bikes and e-scooters across the region. E-scooters will be tested in the centre of Cambridge in …

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