Tag Archives: e-scooters

E-scooters arrive in Cape Town

South African e-scooter and vehicle technology company Electric Life Rides (ELR) is launching its service in Cape Town this month. The launch will introduce ELR’s initial electric kick scooter fleet, which will be available via its mobility hub partner, the President Hotel, in Bantry Bay. ELR scooters are equipped with …

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Neuron and RoSPA partner on shared e-scooter safety

Neuron Mobility has partnered with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) with plans to “lead the way” in best practice for shared e-scooter safety in Britain. The announcement comes as Neuron prepares to launch its e-scooters in multiple cities across the UK. RoSPA, a premier accident prevention …

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Voi continues UK drive with exclusive West Midlands e-scooter deal

Voi has been handed an exclusive contract to bring its e-scooters to the West Midlands. Voi will work hand in hand with Transport for West Midlands to deliver e-scooters to 5.9 million residents across Birmingham, Coventry, Kenilworth, Sandwell (West Bromwich), Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Warwickshire. The trial will cover the …

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Zipp secures €500,000 investment as it prepares UK e-scooter launch

Zipp Mobility has secured a €500,000 investment as it ramps up plans to operate several shared e-scooter trials in the UK. Investors in the Irish micromobility start-up include Brian O’Driscoll, the former captain of Leinster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions rugby teams, along with an unnamed New York-based investor. …

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US saw 136 million shared micromobility trips taken in 2019

What started in 2010 as a nascent concept, untested in US cities, closed out the decade as a fast-growing and increasingly indispensable part of city transportation systems. Stretching from docked bike-share systems to dockless bike and scooters, the field of shared micromobility has expanded and evolved over the past 10 …

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Tier launches “most advanced e-scooter ever” with user swappable batteries

Tier has launched the “first-ever” e-scooter with user swappable batteries along with a​ ​Europe-wide charging network​. The new model enables​ ​riders to exchange batteries​ at charging stations which Tier is setting up across European cities, allowing them to earn free rides in the process. The company said its vision is …

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Lime brings Jump bikes back to Sacramento Region

Lime has relaunched Jump bikes in the SACOG region, restoring an option for those looking for safe, sustainable and socially distanced transportation options. Sacramento and West Sacramento are the fifth relaunch of Jump bikes in the US, following Lime’s acquisition of the brand earlier this year, with several others anticipated …

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Joyride launches ‘instant’ ID verification for e-scooter rentals

Joyride has launched an ‘instant’ ID verification system allowing e-scooter rental providers to offer quick access to their fleets. The micromobility turnkey solutions provider hopes to tackle long-winded verification processes with a speedy driver’s licence scan paired with a user selfie. While offered globally, the service is particularly relevant to …

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‘Take responsibility’: Micromobility firms to be fined for dumped e-scooters

Oslo is cracking down on e-scooter dumping, fining micromobility providers who fail to keep the Norwegian capital’s streets clear. Arild Hermstad, city councillor for environment and transport in Oslo, told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet: “We have expected that the companies would take social responsibility and that the situation would improve. It …

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Green turns greener as First Mile launches urban mobility battery recycling initiative

First Mile has introduced a new scheme to recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIB) found in e-bikes and e-scooters. With e-scooter trials ongoing, paired with the rising popularity of e-bikes and electric cars and vans, the sustainability company is wary that LIBs will become more and more commonplace in UK streets …

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