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HumanForest named in top-10 most innovative transport companies 

London-based firm HumanTransport has been named as one of the top-10 most innovative transport technology companies by BusinessCloud.  The shared e-bike provider, which launched in the capital earlier this year, has been named in the BusinessCloud Transport Tech 50, a list of the most innovative UK companies in the sector.  …

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Bolt unveils new safety measures to stop tandem and drunk riding

Shared scooter provider Bolt has unveiled new safety measures designed to cut down on drunk and tandem riding.  The Estonia-based micromobility brand claims to be the first to introduce new safety measures that will automatically identify and discourage dangerous riding.  Bolt scooters, available in 45 countries in Europe and Africa, …

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New shared Pashley e-bikes unveiled in West Midlands

A new shared e-bike scheme has just launched in the West Midlands, as 150 docked machines have just been installed across the region.  The unique green and purple e-bikes have been built by iconic manufacturer Pashley and are now available in Birmingham, Coventry, Sandwell, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and …

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E-bikes will be worth $120 billion by 2030, according to new market research 

The growth of the e-bike market is likely to continue at rapid pace over the coming decade, according to new market research.  A new report by Vision Research Reports says that the global electric bike market is expected to grow at 11.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), taking the total …

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The rise and rise of e-bikes

Rebecca Morley looks at how e-bike market growth has exploded since the start of the pandemic The rising interest of e-bikes has been well-documented for a number of years now, with more and more people discovering the benefits of cycling but with a less strenuous option. And this has increased …

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Bird releases new data highlighting positive environmental and economic impact worldwide

Bird has released an end of year recap of new company data that highlights the positive environmental and economic impact that the operator is having worldwide. The data shows that Bird riders saved an estimated 1,125,000 gallons of gas in 2021, which equates to as much as 10,000 metric tons of …

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Sustainable e-scooter rental company Hopp secures $2.8 million funding

Sustainable e-scooter rental company Hopp has secured $2.8 million investment from Brunnur Ventures, to drive international growth of its worldwide franchise strategy. Hopp says its primary mission is to leave behind a cleaner planet, one ride at a time, with all parts of the business carbon negative. It is focused …

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HumanForest offers fresh incentives to shared e-bike users in London 

Shared mobility company HumanForest has launched a new incentive scheme for London’s e-bike riders.  The London-based shared e-bike provider has launched its own currency, ‘TreeCoin’, which users can earn by riding HumanForest machines in the capital. TreeCoins can then be exchanged for free riding minutes, as the company aims to …

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Shared transport charity CoMoUK appoints new board members from Tier, Arriva and Co Cars 

The shared transport charity CoMoUk has appointed three new board members.  CoMoUK (Collaborative Mobility UK) aims to guide the country as it transitions to more sustainable transport modes through shared mobility options.  The latest development sees the charity appoint three new board members from the micromobility and shared transport industries.  …

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ewheelers: becoming the eBay of the micromobility world

ewheelers, a newly-launched platform for the buying and selling of e-mobility solutions, wants to become the eBay of the micromobility world… Can you give us a little background about ewheelers? ewheelers was born out of the frustrations of a Yorkshire based e-mountain bike enthusiast looking to upgrade his e-mountain bike. …

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