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Lime partners with pub business to offer sustainable way for staff to travel

Micromobility operator Lime has partnered with pub and hotel business Fuller’s to offer staff a sustainable option for commuting.  US-based shared transport operator Lime will be offering Fuller’s London-based staff a 50% discount on all e-bike and e-scooter riders, to help hospitality workers travel safely and sustainably. The announcement follows …

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Voi launches first wireless e-scooter charging trial in UK

Micromobility operator Voi has launched a UK-first wireless e-scooter charging trial. The Swedish-based shared transport platform has partnered with charging tech company Bumblee Power and the University of Warwick, to trial wireless charging pads at parking locations in Warwick. According to Voi, this new trial could help reduce operating costs, …

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Beryl announces Christmas gift micromobility vouchers 

Micromobility provider Beryl has been getting in the festive spirit with the launch of gift vouchers ahead of the Christmas period.  Beryl, which runs bike, e-bike, and scooter schemes around the UK, is hoping to encourage more people to travel sustainably with the announcement of Minute Bundles, which can be …

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HumanForest secures B Corp accreditation

London-based micromobility platform HumanForest has been given B Corp accreditation, a certification for businesses reaching higher ethical and environmental standards. HumanForest, which operates shared e-bike schemes in a number of London boroughs, has been given B Corp accreditation with a score of 98.5 out of 100, as the brand aims …

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Exertis launches new e-bike brand Peddle with four models

Technology distributor Exertis has announced the launch of new electric bike brand Peddle. Ranging from commuter-friendly city bikes to extra long-range, adventure-ready off-roaders, the new Peddle range includes four models: the Peddle Go £1,599, Peddle Step £1,799, Peddle Ride £1,799, and Peddle Pro £2,599. The Peddle Go, Peddle Step, and Peddle …

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Salford City Council extends Lime e-scooter trial until 2024 

Salford City Council has extended the Lime e-scooter trial until May 2024, following the success of the scheme.  US-based micromobility operator Lime recently hit 430,000 e-scooter riders in Salford, with 270,000 of those being recorded in the past 12 months alone.  The city’s e-scooter trial, which is being run in …

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HumanForest extends partnership with food market Earth and Wheat 

Shared e-bike operator HumanForest has renewed its partnership food market Earth and Wheat, offering incentives to its riders.  Following the success of the initial three-month partnership earlier this year, London-based mobility start-up HumanForest will continue working with Earth and Wheat as one of its in-app marketing partners.  HumanForest utilises a …

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Voi e-scooters boost local economies by £53 million, according to new study

Voi’s e-scooter schemes have contributed £53 million to the economy in 2022, and have helped support 1,400 jobs, according to a new independent study. The new report, commissioned by Swedish micromobility brand Voi, is an independent study exploring the socio-economic benefits of shared e-scooters.   Carried out by Volterra Partners, the …

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Tier-owned Nextbike wins e-bike tender for Barcelona 

Tier-owned micromobility brand Nextbike has won the e-bike tender for Barcelona, as 2,600 machines are due to be rolled out in the city.  Nextbike by Tier, a German-based shared e-bike operator, has won the Europe-wide tender to roll out a scheme in Barcelona, to add to its scheme in six …

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Shared transport key to Scottish Parliament’s car reduction goal, says charity 

Shared transport schemes will be key to reducing car use in Scotland, according to charity CoMoUK. Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) has responded to the latest report from the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Sustainable Transport, which explores the Scottish Government’s commitment to reducing car mileage by 20% before the …

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