Tag Archives: e-scooters

Zipp Mobility approved for UK e-scooter trials

Zipp Mobility has been cleared by the DfT to partake in UK e-scooter trials as part of a strategy to explore greener and more socially-distanced methods of urban transport. The Dublin-based micromobility start-up, founded as recently as 2019, provides dockless e-scooters and is headquartered at the Centre for New Ventures …

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Chicago launches second e-scooter pilot with Bird, Lime and Spin



Chicago has begun its second e-scooter pilot with new rules implemented to enforce more organised parking. Micromobility firms Bird, Lime and Spin have been licensed to distribute 9,999 e-scooters between them; 3,333 each. 

The scooters will be available to ride between 5am and 10pm. Helmets are encouraged but not required, …

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Wind launches integrated helmets to encourage safe riding

Wind has launched an integrated e-scooter helmet throughout Tel Aviv. The micromobility provider, which has been approved to take part in UK e-scooter trials, is hoping that the ease of access will encourage reluctant helmet wearers to don protective gear on the roads. “Whilst our industry-first e-scooters go above and …

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“Class-leading features for less” – Pure Electric launches second own-brand e-scooter

Pure Electric has launched its second own-brand e-scooter. The Pure Air is designed to offer premium e-scooter features at a significantly lower price point and is available for £399. The new ride, which weighs in at 16.5kg, is powered by a 250W brushless rear wheel and possesses IP65 water resistance. …

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Unagi rolls out e-scooter subscriptions in New York, LA

Unagi has launched e-scooter subscriptions – initially throughout New York and Los Angeles – as it looks to give users the freedom to “navigate streets on their own terms”. Unagi All-Access is available for $39 (£30) per month including maintenance and insurance for theft and damage. “This model is well-suited …

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The role of 5G in the e-mobility revolution

As COVID-19 disrupts the way we travel in the short-term, rental e-scooters are emerging as a new option after UK trials began on 4th July. It is anticipated that more than 50 local authorities across the country will begin operating scooter trials in partnership with scooter rental companies who have …

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Cambridgeshire, Peterborough poised for Voi e-scooter launch

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are set to play host to expanded e-scooter trials as European operator Voi arrives in the UK. The European operator has been appointed on a 12-month trial basis to provide both e-bikes and e-scooters across the region. E-scooters will be tested in the centre of Cambridge in …

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“Small number of idiots” will not halt e-scooter trials

The roll-out of e-scooters throughout Teeside is expected to go ahead despite reports of misuse. The company behind the UK’s first trial rental scheme, Ginger, said it recognises the issues and is making changes, including increased checks. The rides are expected to be available in Redcar and Hartlepool in late …

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Helbiz expands e-scooter operation into Virginia

Helbiz has rolled out e-scooters across Alexandria and Arlington in Virginia. The micromobility company has made an initial 200 e-scooters available in Alexandria, while 100 have arrived in Arlington. The move follows a successful launch in Washington DC. “In these unprecedented times, when everyone around the world is encouraged to …

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Zego partners with Ginger to insure e-scooter trials

Zego has partnered with e-scooter company Ginger to provide insurance for the UK’s first-ever e-scooter trial. Ginger has deployed 300 scooters as part of the trial. Zego’s policy covers all units and is fully integrated into Ginger’s sign-up process to ensure that users have the government’s required third-party liability insurance. …

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