Infrastructure

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Voi launches long-term rental scheme in North Devon

Voi has launched a long-term rental scheme in North Devon. The scheme will allow Petroc staff and students to keep their scooters with them for a fixed period of time. The launch aims at improving access to the college’s Sticklepath campus and ease congestion during peak times. Similar to the …

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100,000 Spin e-scooter rides taken in Essex since trials launched

Spin e-scooter riders in Essex have taken more than 100,000 rides since the trials launched. Each trial has started on a small-scale and is constantly evaluated in collaboration with Essex County Council (ECC) and local authorities and is driven by demand. Spin manages per-minute hire schemes in Basildon, Chelmsford, Clacton-on-Sea, …

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LEVA-EU warns proposed new EU battery rules will ‘harm’ manufacturers

Trade association LEVA-EU has warned that proposed new rules governing batteries for electric vehicles are ‘a sledgehammer to crack a nut’ and risk tying manufacturers of more powerful electric vehicles like motorbikes, e-scooters and electric mopeds in red tape. LEVA EU made its warning following the European Commission’s proposal to …

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Lime launches charity partnership as it expands Milton Keynes e-scooter fleet

Lime has launched a new ‘Lime Hero’ charity partnership with FareShare South Midlands and SOFEA in Milton Keynes. This comes as the company is expanding its e-scooter fleet in Milton Keynes from 300 to 500 vehicles. The expansion is aimed at helping to provide a safe and sustainable transport option …

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MMfE welcomes TRL study on road safety but calls for further regulatory discussions

Micromobility for Europe (MMfE) has welcomed a new TRL study on the European Commission review on the regulation on PLEVs. The coalition believes that it is the right timing to understand the main markets and the influence of the existing legislation at EU and national levels. In this context, a …

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Tier’s e-scooters now available in 100 cities

Tier has launched its service in Kraków, Poland, which has become the 100th city where the company’s e-scooters are available. In less than three years, the company has expanded its e-scooter, e-bike and e-moped services to 100 cities, including Paris, Berlin, Oslo and Dubai. Tier’s focus for the upcoming year …

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MMfE welcomes TRL study on road safety but calls for further regulatory discussions

Micromobility for Europe (MMfE) has welcomed a new TRL study on the European Commission review on the regulation on PLEVs. The coalition believes that it is the right timing to understand the main markets and the influence of the existing legislation at EU and national levels. In this context, a …

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Research project launched into off-road e-bike use in Britain

British Cycling has joined forces with other cycling organisations and recreational land managers to support a new, long-term research project to be undertaken by Edinburgh Napier University into the use of off-road e-bikes, including electric mountain bikes. The research will focus on current and future trends as well as the …

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Wind reports high e-scooter demand in first six months of Nottingham trial

Wind Mobility has reported high demand for its e-scooters after the first six months of its trial in Nottingham. Since the launch of the trial in October 2020, residents have taken more than 240,000 rides on Wind’s yellow e-scooters with an average distance of 1.9 miles per trip. In total, …

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Tier launches Ireland Safety Board to raise safety standards in e-scooter market

Tier has launched an Ireland Safety Board, aiming to raise safety standards in the Irish e-scooter market ahead of the Government’s plans to legalise the vehicles. Representatives from the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) and the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) are among the senior independent experts …

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