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As long queues at petrol stations continue to cause gridlock in many cities across the UK, Voi has experienced a considerable increase in the use of its e-scooters as workers and students take to micro-mobility to solve their transportation issues.
Micromobility operator Voi and SaaS leader Trafi exchange thoughts on sustainable mobility, partnerships, happy users and the enormous potential of MaaS.
Voi will trial its scooter service in the Hampshire city of Southampton later this month, with riders able to get their hands on scooters from 18 March.
The West of England Combined Authority will be the first place in the UK to offer long-term e-scooter rental, with residents able to keep a Voi vehicle at home for months at a time.
A new coalition has formed among some of Europe’s biggest names in micromobilty to promote the new form of urban transport across the continent.
Residents in Cambridge and Peterborough will be able to hire Voi’s e-bikes at specific locations around the two towns, with discounts available for NHS and Emergency Services staff.
Voi's investment fund will provide a cash injection for several projects intended to make the company's operations safer and more sustainable.
TfL, along with London Boroughs, hopes that the trial will help it learn more about the fast-growing mode of transport in a bid to implement a more permanent scheme going forward.
Voi's year-long e-scooter trial in Liverpool is one of more than a dozen Department for Transport-backed pilots taking place across the UK.
The trial will launch to the public in Birmingham and Coventry on 10 September and up to 10,000 e-scooters are to be rolled-out across the region soon after.
The operators have committed to higher levels of sustainability standards and practices across e-scooter manufacturing, operations, end of life and lifecycle emissions.
The service integration will become available in Hamburg, Berlin and Munich, designed to offer users a more diverse range of mobility options.