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Government will make announcement on e-scooter legislation next month, says Transport Secretary 

The Government will make an announcement on the legality of private-use electric scooters next month, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. Mr Shapps has told the Commons Transport Select committee that an announcement will be made during the Queen’s Speech on May 10.  Currently, privately-owned electric scooters are banned on …

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Lime urges drivers to ‘break up with cars’ as part of new campaign 

E-bike and scooter sharing brand Lime has launched a new campaign urging drivers to “break up with cars,” and instead opt for sustainable transport to get around. In the lead up to Earth Day on 22nd April, micromobility operator Lime has launched the campaign in London to try and get …

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UK government urged to consider mandatory helmets for private e-scooters by safety charity  

A safety charity has urged the UK Government to consider restrictions on private e-scooter use, including mandatory helmets.  The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), a registered-charity that aims to inform the House of Commons and House of Lords and safety issues, has set out its recommendations for private …

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MMB partners with Reset Connect sustainability event 

MicromobilityBiz has partnered with the UK’s largest sustainability ecosystem and green investment event, Reset Connect. Taking place from 28th-29th June in the Excel London venue, the inaugural Reset Connect is a sustainability-focused conference for policy makers, government leaders, tech providers and brands to meet and explore funding opportunities.  MicromobilityBiz (MMB) is …

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Voi partners with road safety company to offer skills events across UK 

Micromobility firm Voi has partnered with a road safety education company to offer training events across the UK.  Swedish e-scooter and e-bike provider Voi is now working with TTC group, which has more than 28 years of experience educating road usera. As part of the new partnership TTC will host …

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Thomas Zimmermann set to become CEO of Free Now

Thomas Zimmermann is to become the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Free Now, as of 1st April. Since 2018, Zimmermann has been responsible for Free Now’s communication and marketing activities, marketplace performance as well as the data and growth teams as chief marketing officer. In his role, he initiated …

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Volt receives Red Dot Design Award for new London e-bike

The new Volt London e-bike has been awarded the 2022 Red Dot Product Design Award. The newest addition to the British e-bike brand’s range draws inspiration from the needs of riders on the streets of the UK’s capital, from commuting to exploring. The single-speed e-bike is ideal for tackling the urban …

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Voi relaunches in Peterborough following vandalism issues 

Voi has relaunched its e-bikes in Peterborough after suspending services due to vandalism.  Swedish micromobility firm Voi launched in the city in January 2021, but was forced to halt its e-bike rentals there in October due to “unprecedented acts of vandalism.” Now following the introduction of upgraded e-security features on …

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Sandy Ma to spearhead new E-Bike Grand Prix

Sandy Ma has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) of the E-Bike Grand Prix (EBK GP) series. Ma will oversee the development and delivery of the EBK GP series, managing the operational team and working with all technical partners supporting the event. She will also sit on the board alongside …

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Danish e-bike brand Mate officially opens first UK store 

Danish e-bike brand Mate has officially launched its first UK store, right in the heart of London.   Mate has opened a two-floor, 2,000 square foot flagship store in the Seven Dials area of central London, in between Covent Garden and Soho.  The space is the first bricks-and-mortar store for the …

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