Tag Archives: e-scooters

‘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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E-scooters and the cycling industry: Richard Bowker, Criterium Cycles

E-scooters have evolved to become one of the key cycling industry talking points in recent years. Four industry stalwarts give their take on e-scooters’ impact on the cycling industry and the micromobility market as a whole. Today, we hear from Richard Bowker, Criterium Cycles director One of the most significant …

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New e-commerce store launched specifically for e-scooters and accessories

Electric Travels has launched an e-commerce store designed specifically to deliver e-scooters and supporting accessories and clothing. E-scooters available via the new site include Decent, Egret, Razor, Reid and Zero, alongside helmets from Livall and Lumos and locks from Litelock. “We are proud to launch to the UK market and …

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Voi set for UK debut with Northamptonshire e-scooter trials

Voi is preparing its first UK e-scooter fleet after being selected to run e-scooter trials across Northampton and Kettering. The Swedish e-scooter provider becomes part of the Smart Move Northamptonshire initiative, which plans to utilise new technology and innovative solutions to help manage the transport network. It also aims to …

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High Wycombe, Aylesbury could join e-scooter trials next week

E-scooters could arrive in High Wycombe and Aylesbury in September as part of the ongoing UK trials. Buckinghamshire Council is currently applying to be part of the 12-month trial, which would see e-scooters rented out with speed restrictions of 15mph. The local council is said to be working with Thames …

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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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