Tag Archives: e-scooters

E-scooters launching in Cambridge with exclusive trial run by Voi

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor James Palmer, and Voi Technology will launch an e-scooter trial in Cambridge tomorrow, 15th October. Initially, there will be 50 e-scooters available in the city centre, with more being introduced over time. E-scooters will be available to unlock for £1 and …

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Zipp Mobility to operate e-scooter trial scheme in Taunton

Zipp Mobility has been appointed by Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) Council to run a 12-month e-scooter trial scheme in Taunton. The company, which was successfully awarded the contract following a competitive tender process that received submissions from a number of other international e-scooter operators, will be creating at least …

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Open letter calls for Government to support rollout of micromobility vehicles across London

Centre for London and 16 other organisations – the London Micromobility Alliance – have today published an open letter calling on the Government to support the rollout of micromobility vehicles – e-scooters, e-cargo bikes and e-bikes – across the capital… Dear Minister, While we need to socially distance, public transport …

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Pure Electric agrees exclusive retail partnership with Bird

Pure Electric has agreed an exclusive retail and distribution deal with Bird. It will be the exclusive retailer for the UK market, with sole distribution rights.   Bird launched its first rideshare scheme in Santa Monica in 2017, before bringing its technology to Europe in 2018. It operates in 50 …

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Electric scooter scheme comes to Canterbury

Kent County Council, Canterbury City Council and Bird have teamed up to bring e-scooters to Canterbury. Kent County Council has been successful in bidding for a 12-month electric scooter pilot, with the Department for Transport giving the green light for the trial earlier this week. The council appointed Bird following …

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Voi launches e-scooter trial in Liverpool

Voi has won an exclusive contract to bring its e-scooters to Liverpool with a new trial beginning today. The year-long pilot scheme, a joint initiative of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Liverpool City Council, will see the Swedish-based e-scooter company initially bring around 50 of the carbon-neutral vehicles to …

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Transport Committee calls for legalisation of e-scooters

The Transport Committee has called for the legalisation of e-scooters, but said their use on pavements should be prohibited. In a report published today, E-scooters: pavement nuisance or transport innovation, the committee said that e-scooters have the potential to offer a “low cost, accessible and environmentally friendly alternative” to the …

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Voi to pay for police spot checks on riders

It has been reported today Swedish firm Voi is to pay for police patrols to carry out spot checks on e-scooter users in Birmingham and Northampton, in an effort to address concerns around irresponsible e-scooter use. The news comes after Voi and Coventry City Council announced a suspension to the …

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Neuron Mobility set for Slough e-scooter rollout

Neuron Mobility is set to roll out in Slough as part of the ongoing UK e-scooter trials. The 12-month trial, due to commence in mid-October, will see 250 rides deployed across the town. According to a joint statement from Neuron and Slough Borough Council, the operator was selected due to …

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Spin e-scooters to be scaled up in Milton Keynes following positive initial trial

Spin e-scooters are set to be scaled up throughout Milton Keynes after the rental company surpassed 10,000 rides in the town. The company’s initial rollout in the area – part of the UK’s ongoing e-scooter trials – included 100 e-scooters being placed on the streets. In the coming weeks, that …

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