Swedish micromobility brand Voi has revealed that one third of its users have reduced their car-use while using micromobility.
To mark International Day of Micromobility, e-scooter operator Voi has released statistics revealing how user habits have changed since the company was founded four years ago.
The yearly international user survey revealed that 36% of Voi riders have drastically or fully reduced their car use thanks to micromobility services.
International Day of Micromobility was established by Voi on the anniversary of the company’s founding, 25th August.
Out of the 10,000 riders surveyed, 55% also said they typical combine e-scooter use with public transport, a rise from 47% last year.
Fredrik Hjelm, co-founder and CEO of Voi, said: “Since Voi was founded, we’ve been on a mission to help transform how people move around their cities to reduce car dependency and reclaim public spaces for living. We’re starting to see a significant impact with more people using e-scooters alongside public transport and people of all ages find a flexible alternative to car trips, or even ditching the car completely. Micromobility services such as Voi are contributing to a reduction in air pollution and harmful emissions, making our cities happier places to live. Even with over 100 million rides and 100 cities under our belts, we’ve only scratched the surface of what is possible with shared micromobility and there are even greater benefits for Europe’s cities, their air and quality of life as we continue on this journey.”
Last year, more than 40% of riders said one of their primary purposes for using an e-scooter was for fun, with no destination in mind, however this has fallen to 30%, with more people using the machines for travelling to social events (59%) and commuting (48%).
Around 25% of riders are solely using e-scooters for their journeys.