Tag Archives: e-scooters

E-scooter trial zone set to expand in Birmingham

The operating area of Birmingham’s e-scooter trial is to be expanded to the north and southwest of the city from 4th December. The expansion will include the A38 and A34 cycling corridors respectively, allowing people to reach key destinations by e-scooter including: – The University of Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, …

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E-scooters: A shot in the arm for bike share schemes?

E-scooters are impossible to ignore in today’s discussions surrounding mobility and active travel, particularly as people’s transport habits change with COVID-19. But what impact are they having on bike share schemes? Rebecca Morley reports Many bike share schemes have seen a boom in ridership over recent months, mirroring the trends …

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MET Police issues open letter to retailers on responsible sale of e-scooters

The Metropolitan Police, alongside its partners at the Mayor’s Office for London, has issued an open letter to retailers on the responsible sale of e-scooters. Privately owned e-scooters remain illegal on roads and in public places in the UK, but the letter says many customers may not be aware of …

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Spin launches UK’s ‘first’ micromobility research fund

Spin is launching the UK’s ‘first’ micromobility research fund. It will be aimed at “tackling the challenges, exploring the opportunities, and answering the questions our industry faces as it matures”. Spin’s commitment of £100,000 will, over the next 12 months, support top researchers from ten leading universities in the UK …

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E-bike startup raises £750,000 in seed funding to accelerate growth

British e-bike manufacturer FuroSystems has raised £750,000 in seed funding, with participation by TSP Ventures, ClearlySo and a number of angel investors. The company, which creates high-end electric bikes and electric scooters, has seen demand surge since the COVID-19 lockdown from an already high growth rate, with year-on-year sales up …

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Lime sees first profitable quarter, launches Gen4 scooter

Lime has become the ‘first’ new mobility company to reach cash-flow positive for a full quarter. It has also reached EBIT positive at the company level over the summer and is ‘on track’ to be profitable as a company for all of 2021. “This is a major step forward, not …

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Tier teams up with AA’s DriveTech to launch e-scooter theory test

Tier has teamed up with the AA’s DriveTech to launch an e-scooter theory test. The test will be accompanied by Tier’s Ride Safe School, an e-learning platform co-designed with AA’s DriveTech to educate people around e-scooter safety and responsible use. Riders will be incentivised to sign up to the online …

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E-scooters to be trialled in Copeland

E-scooters are to be trialled in Copeland, the Department for Transport has announced. Ginger, a micromobility company which provides electric scooters in cities across the UK, will partner with Copeland Borough Council to deliver the project. “Due to our area’s spinal mode of public transport which stretches the length of …

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E-scooter trials given green light in Essex

Pilot trials of e-scooter travel in six locations across Essex have been given a green light to go ahead. Essex County Council, working with Essex commercial partner Spin and district, borough and city councils and Essex Police, is leading on the electric scooter trials as part of its Safer, Greener, …

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North Devon Council one step closer to introducing e-scooter trial

North Devon Council is one step closer to introducing an e-scooter trial, after being granted the right to a licence by the Department for Transport (DfT). The council, working closely with Petroc and e-scooter company Voi Technology, had submitted a proposal to pilot e-scooters in North Devon. The DfT granted …

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