Tag Archives: e-scooters

E-scooter trials hit 30 millions trips in UK

The UK’s e-scooter trials have now tipped over the 30-million-trip mark, according to new research. Following the launch of the first public e-scooter rentals in 2020, there are now 45 fleets available across the country, with 24,000 vehicles now available for hire.   Micromobiltiy site Zag Daily said there have now …

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Shared e-scooters last five times longer than early models, micromobility report finds

A new report into micromobility lifespans has found that today’s shared e-scooters last up to five-times longer the early models. US-based mobility consulting firm Brightside has released the first comprehensive report into e-bike and e-scooter longevity, assessing the average lifespan of Voi’s shared e-scooters.  The report, titled ‘How Long do …

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Bristol-based mobility startup Bo on its vision for micromobility

Bristol-based mobility startup Bo has just released its first product, a hi-tech e-scooter. Co-founders Oscar Morgan and Harry Wills showed Alex Ballinger their vision for micromobility This piece first appeared in the October edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here “It’s going to be wild,” said Oscar Morgan, …

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Councils urged not to seek large financial contributions from e-scooter trials, to avoid threatening their viability 

Councils across the UK have been urged not to seek large financial contributions from shared transport providers, to avoid undermining the viability of e-scooter rental schemes.  National shared transport charity CoMoUK (Collaborative Mobility UK) has written to local authorities urging them to consider profit-sharing models, rather than taking cuts of …

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Pure Electric launches two new e-scooters, featuring unique riding position and folding chassis

British e-scooter brand Pure Electric has unveiled two new models, designed with the rider experience and safety at the forefront.  Launched during an event on Wednesday afternoon (5th October) Pure, founded by entrepreneur Adam Norris in 2018, introduced the new Advance and Advance Flex models to the market, which feature …

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E-scooter trials cause confusion around illegal scooter use, says Cambridgeshire police commissioner 

Shared e-scooter schemes may cause confusion around the illegal scooter use, according to Cambridgeshire’s police and crime commissioner.   Darryl Preston, the publicly elected official who helps hold police to account in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has said that many members of the public do not understand the law around privately-owned e-scooters, …

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‘E-scooter education should not simply be a tick box exercise’

By Nathan Davies, executive head of policy and portfolio, RoSPA  The growing popularity of e-scooters as a mode of transport across the globe reflects their promise  of convenience, affordability and environmental sustainability. But as with any developing  technology, safety cannot just be an afterthought or regarded as a barrier to …

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“There is pent-up demand for e-scooters”: Tandem Group on embracing electric

Despite the lingering uncertainty about e-scooters, UK product distributor Tandem Group is forging ahead in e-mobility. Director of sales Matt Rudd talks to Alex Ballinger about e-transport This piece first appeared in the August edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here E-scooters continue to be the biggest talking …

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Bolt publishes 2022 scooter safety report showing 26% lower injury rate year-on-year

Micromobility provider Bolt has launched its 2022 safety report. The company registered over five times more rides in 2021 in comparison to 2020, while decreasing its injury ratio by 26%. The increase in rides is a result of launching scooter operations in new markets as well as promoting micromobility as …

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Bolt set to deploy 16,000 e-bikes across Europe over next six months

Bolt has announced the latest expansion of its micromobility services, with 16,000 new e-bikes set to be deployed over the next six months across more than 30 European cities. The company, which has already launched e-bikes in Madrid, Stockholm, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Oslo and Krakow in 2022, announced this latest round …

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