Tag Archives: e-scooters

Lime rolls out 1,000 e-scooters in Rome

Lime has rolled out 1,000 e-scooters in Rome. The new fleet will initially be available in the historic centre, and in the Esquilino and San Giovanni districts. The urban mobility company has been cooperating with the local administration in order to ensure safety for both riders and other members of …

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Metz, INTIS team up to launch ‘first-ever’ inductive micromobility charging platform

Metz has collaborated with Integrated Infrastructure Solutions (INTIS) to develop what the pair are calling the ‘world’s first’ inductive charging option for e-bikes and e-scooters. According to the pair, the charging platform will be compatible with all e-scooter makes and models, and the inductive charging enables adaption for e-bike sharing …

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E-scooter hire scheme launches in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Council has fast-tracked an e-scooter hire trial as part of a plan to explore alternatives to short car journeys. The council expects to provide a 50-strong fleet of the innovative e-scooters to pilot among council employees. If the trial proves a success, the e-scooters would be extended publicly …

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E-scooters could be limited to 12.5mph in UK

E-scooters will be limited to 12.5mph when they are trialled in the UK next month, while an ongoing consultation will decide the final rules that will apply to the vehicles when they are fully legalised for road use. Anyone who uses an e-scooter during the trial period will need to …

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Research shows public support for rule change on e-scooters

New consumer research has shown support for e-scooters to be accepted for use on public roads, provided they’re not allowed on the pavement as well. E-scooters are not currently legally allowed to be used on public roads and can only be used on private land. When asked, “Given the current …

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Voi appoints former Bird UK chief

Voi has appointed former Bird UK chief Richard Corbett to head up its UK, Ireland and Benelux operations. Corbett was responsible for leading efforts to legalise e-scooters within the UK Government, and also launched the first legal e-scooter service in Britain back in 2018. He will now be responsible for …

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Peter Kimberley named Pure Electric CEO

Peter Kimberley has been appointed Pure Electric’s new CEO. The former Tredz and Cycle Republic supremo joined the company – known as Pure Scooters at the time – earlier this year as international managing director. He replaces founder Adam Norris in his new role, who will continue to work actively …

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E-scooters to be trialled in Birmingham and Coventry

E-scooters are set to appear on West Midlands streets in a trial to help get the region moving once lockdown restrictions start to be lifted. Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), Birmingham City Council and Coventry City Council will now work together to test the technology and better understand the benefits …

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Transport Committee launches e-scooters inquiry

The Transport Committee has launched an inquiry to explore the safety and legal implications of e-scooters, their impact on congestion and potential contribution to reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The UK is the last major European economy where e-scooters are banned everywhere except on private land (with the landowner’s …

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