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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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Next 100 speakers announced for Move 2022 mobility event

The next 100 speakers have been confirmed for the Move 2022 mobility event, taking place in London in June.  Now in its fourth edition, Move is a cross-sector mobility trade event that brings together leaders from the automotive industry, transport operators, tech companies, energy providers and micromobility firms.  Taking place …

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Disabled people need to be at heart of low-car cities, says climate charity 

As the UK moves towards low-car cities, disabled people need to be at the heart of the decision-making, according to a climate charity.  Following the publication of a report by the University of Westminster’s Active Travel Academy and charity Possible, the co-authors have highlighted the need for cities to consider …

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IAA Mobility event makes major changes for 2023 event

The IAA Mobility event will be returning in 2023, with the organisers making some major changes based on feedback from exhibitors. In October last year, all cycling brands involved in IAA Mobility were asked to evaluate the inaugural edition via an online survey, to help improve the next event. Scheduled …

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More than 350,000km travelled on Tier e-scooters in London since trial launch

New analysis from Tier has revealed that more than 350,000km have been travelled using its e-scooters in London since the trial began in June. The data, released to mark the six-month anniversary of the launch of the trial in the capital, also revealed the top ten destinations and most popular …

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Lime partners with Multiverse to provide accessible transport to its apprentices throughout UK

Lime has partnered with EdTech start-up Multiverse to provide its community of more than 5,000 apprentices in the UK with 50% off all Lime e-bike and scooter rides. The discounted rides from Lime will support Multiverse’s mission to break down barriers to jobs and education, and ensure young people have …

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