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E-mobility retailer Manchester Bikes appoints brand agency Principles to help drive sales

E-bike retailer Manchester Bikes has appointed a brand communications agency to help drive sales. Manchester Bikes, founded in 2022 through the merger of Manchester Bike Hire and Bambino Bike Hire, is an e-bike sales and hire specialist, based just outside the centre of Manchester. The partnership with award-winning brand agency …

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TfL extends London e-scooter trials, launches procurement process for second phase

Transport for London has announced it will extend the trial of e-scooter rentals in London, ahead of the Government’s planned legalisation of private-use scooters.  In an announcement this week, Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils confirmed that e-scooter schemes in the capital run by Dott, Lime, and Tier, will …

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Bike rental software company bike.rent Manager expands with seven new appointments 

The bicycle rental software brand bike.rent Manager continues to expand, as it announces seven new appointments. Riley Ramone joins bike.rent Manager (BRM) as head of engineering, having previously helped deliver software with Friends Reunited, HSBC, and Nando’s. Ramone will oversee the engineering department.  He said: “I joined BRM because I …

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Lime invests invests further £6.3 million into London sustainable transport 

Micromobility operator Lime has announced it has invested a further £6.3 million into London’s sustainable transport, bringing the total investment in the capital to £26 million in 2022.  US-based shared e-bike and scooter brand Lime made an initial investment of £20 million in January, as it opened the doors of …

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New Tier data reveals ‘huge’ health and environmental benefits of e-bikes and e-scooters

New data from Tier Mobility has shown the health and environmental benefits of e-bikes and e-scooters. The micromobility operator said it has empowered riders to replace 48 million kilometres of car journeys, avoiding 8 million kilograms of CO2 emissions. The savings equate to 8,376 aeroplane trips from London to New …

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Zoomo launches e-bike app to improve safety and security

Delivery e-bike leader Zoomo has launched a new app designed to offer better security for riders.  The MyZoomo app has been released for couriers, allowing them to track their bike, access customer support, and keep their bike safe and secure.  Micromobility platform Zoomo, which provides last-mile delivery solutions for brands …

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E-bike brand Volt partners with Deliveroo in subsidised e-bike trial 

British e-bike brand Volt has partnered with food delivery service Deliveroo to offer a subsidised e-bike trial for riders. The first-of-its-kind partnership will be a nationwide trial, that will provide delivery riders with a branded-Deliveroo e-bike at a lower price.  Riders will be able to purchase the Volt Burlington model …

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Pure Electric smashes through fundraising target after launching crowdfunding campaign 

E-scooter specialist Pure Electric has already smashed through its fundraising target, after launching an online crowdfunding campaign. The Somerset-based electric scooter brand, founded by entrepreneur Adam Norris, launched its public equity campaign on Wednesday morning (19th October), hitting its £1 million target almost immediately.   In the first morning of crowdfunding on …

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E-scooters contribute £11,000 each to local economies every year, according to new report 

Rental e-scooters help contribute £11,000 each to local economies every year, according to new research from micromobility operator Neuron. In a study focussed on Newcastle’s local economy, Singapore-founded company Neuron said that shared e-scooters had injected an estimated £8.9 million a year into the economy there.  Around 70% of journeys …

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Bird e-scooters ‘among lowest emission vehicles’ according to industry-first life cycle analysis report

E-scooter brand Bird has one of the lowest emission vehicles in Europe, according to an industry first life cycle analysis paper it published this year.  Launched in Paris earlier this week, US-based micromobility manufacturer Bird commissioned the independently verified life cyclist analysis of its Bird Three e-scooter, comparing it to …

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