Tag Archives: e-scooters

Pure Electric to open 15th UK retail store selling e-bikes and e-scooters

Pure Electric will be opening its 15th retail store next Monday, 23rd November, on Commercial Street in Spitalfields, East London. The company began 2020 with just one retail outlet in Victoria, West London, and during the course of the year has taken over and relaunched 11 existing bike shops across …

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Spin offering free rides to healthcare workers and subsidised rates to low-income riders

Spin has launched two schemes, Spin Access and Spin Everyday Heroes, to support key workers and low-income riders in the UK with free and subsidised rides in its areas of operations. Both programmes are now live in Milton Keynes and will also be available in additional locations where Spin is …

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Halfords reports e-mobility growth of 184% in latest interim results

Halfords has reported strong cycling revenue growth through H1, finishing at 54.4% LFL, with e-mobility at 184%. The retailer saw group revenue growth of 9.6% and profit before tax of £56 million, it announced in its interim results for the 26 weeks to 2nd October. Online sales grew by 148% …

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TfL looking for e-scooter operators for year-long rental trial in capital

TfL, London Councils and London’s boroughs are working together on plans for a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital. This trial aims to promote safety standards and develop a better understanding of the impact of this emerging mode of transport on London’s roads. A competition has been launched today, which is …

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More e-scooters and parking bays being made available across Yeovil

More e-scooters and parking bays are being made available across Yeovil as part of the town’s e-scooter trial scheme. Micromobility operator Zwings is working in partnership with South Somerset District Council to run the scheme. Users can recommend new parking bay locations by emailing community@zwings.co.uk. The operator is also offering …

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Tier to add sound to e-scooters to alert blind and partially sighted people of approach

Tier is to add sound to its vehicles to alert blind and partially sighted people of their approach. The company has partnered with national charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and will be using new research from the organisation to design the feature and roll it out across its fleet in …

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Pure Electric to open Cardiff’s ‘first’ dedicated e-bike and e-scooter retail outlet

Pure Electric is to open Cardiff’s ‘first’ electric bike and electric scooter retail outlet on Monday 9th November, bringing the company’s high street chain of stores up to 14. The Cardiff store will sell leading brands of e-bikes and e-scooters and has a Shimano Service Centre workshop where customers can …

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Lime sets target to be carbon negative by 2025

Lime has announced its target to be carbon negative by 2025. The company has also partnered with WWF to create ‘more livable, pollution-free cities’. The Ride Green initiative will include education initiatives to promote cleaner modes of transportation as well as local grassroots advocacy to advance more sustainable urban mobility …

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Visible number plates and curfew introduced to Voi’s e-scooters in Northampton

Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire County Council and e-scooter company Voi have all been working together on Northampton town’s e-scooter trial. The trial, which saw 300 e-scooters placed in Northampton town centre at the beginning of September, aims to encourage a new mode of transport that reduces the town’s carbon footprint and …

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Unagi Scooters opens second US store as sales boom

US e-scooter manufacturer Unagi has opened a new retail storefront in Brooklyn. This is the second store the company has opened in the past few weeks, after opening its first in Los Angeles last month. The New York streetscape has changed “dramatically” in 2020, with more people embracing e-scooters, e-bikes …

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