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Voi launches e-bike rental schemes in Cambridge, Kettering and Peterborough

Voi has launched e-bike rental schemes in three of its UK e-scooter trial areas, Cambridge, Kettering and Peterborough.

The operator said it plans to introduce e-bikes to other cities and markets as demand grows.

Under UK regulation, Voi e-bikes cut power assistance when their speed reaches 15.5 mph, or when the rider stops pedalling. Voi e-bikes can travel for 31 miles before they require recharging, and the operator said it will ensure the bikes always remain powered up, with batteries swapped out by the Voi teams overnight.

Voi e-bikes in the UK operate on a ‘free-floating’ parking model, meaning that you can park them in any permitted area in the operational zone.

It costs £1 to unlock the e-bike and then £0.15 per minute of usage. Voi also offers 24-hour (at £10) and 30-day (at £40) subscriptions that allow users to take an unlimited number of rides at a fixed rate.

In addition, there are discounts for students and low-income individuals. As a part of its Voi 4 Heroes initiative, the operator is offering NHS and emergency service workers free access to e-scooters and e-bikes during lockdown.

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