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.
HumanForest was named number eight in the list, following a vote of 1,200 BusinessCloud readers, as location tracking app What3words topped the awards.
Founder and CEO of HumanForest, Agustin Guilisasti, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised as one of the UK’s most innovative transport technology companies. Our unique ad-led model has established a more affordable and accessible way of moving around London, helping encourage exercise and reduce congestion in the capital.
“Meanwhile, our zero emissions operation means that using HumanForest e-bikes does not come at the expense of the environment. The UK is a global leader in technology innovation and we will continue to drive that in transport, starting with the country’s first ever shared e-moped fleet.”
HumanForest launched its fleet of 800 zero-emission electric bikes in London in September, and plans to expand with 100 electric mopeds in January 2022.
The company offers 10 minutes of free usage per day, followed by rates of 15p per minute, in combination with its advertising revenue business model where users are served adverts through the HumanForest app. Users racked up 70,000 miles of cycling in the first month alone.
Last month, HumanForest also announced a new sustainable local delivery service for businesses in London.
The micromobility firm opened a new last-mile delivery scheme that lets businesses make use of its fleet of shared electric bikes for quick deliveries around the capital.
HumanForest’s green e-bike platform now lets businesses purchase bundles of riding minutes to be used for deliveries, with the potential to benefit restaurants, retailers, and food stores that need to ship products short distances through London.