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Voi integrates e-scooters with FREE NOW app in Oxford, UK

Posted: 22 November 2021 | | No comments yet

Following the success and expansion of its e-scooter trial in Oxford, UK, Voi Technology has integrated with the FREE NOW app to promote sustainable micro-mobility in place of short car trips.

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FREE NOW, the European multi-mobility platform, has announced that, as of 18 November 2021, it will feature e-scooters from Voi Technology, the European shared micro-mobility operator, on the FREE NOW app in Oxford, UK. Through this integration, FREE NOW users in Oxford can now unlock a Voi e-scooter through the FREE NOW app, allowing more people locally to use this sustainable mode of transport.

Since the launch of Voi’s e-scooter trial in Oxford in February 2021, over 102,000 rides have been taken and over 154,000 miles have been travelled around town on Voi’s carbon neutral service, replacing an estimated 32,000 short car journeys. The success of the trial saw a recent extension of Voi’s service into the city centre. Currently, e-scooters can be used north-south, east-west and through the city centre, including to and from Oxford’s main train station.

Jack Samler, General Manager at Voi UK & Ireland, said: “We’re excited to integrate our service in Oxford with the FREE NOW app. The future of mobility lies in multimodality, and micro-mobility has a strategic role to play in providing people with a sustainable option to complement their daily journeys. This collaboration with FREE NOW is another step forward in making our service even more accessible to everyone.”

Mariusz Zabrocki, General Manager at FREE NOW UK, said: “Expanding the range of options available on the FREE NOW app for our customers is a strategic priority for us. FREE NOW has the largest fleet of micro-mobility transport solutions, like e-scooters, through our partnerships with operators like Voi. These will play a key role in helping to reduce transport carbon emissions in the UK, paving the way for us to meet our net zero carbon emission targets and beyond.”  

In order to book a Voi e-scooter with the FREE NOW app, users simply log in with their existing FREE NOW account and tap the scooter icon on the main screen to find a scooter nearby. All available Voi shared e-scooters can be unlocked by tapping on the chosen scooter on the map. After the ride, the user just selects a parking zone, parks the e-scooter safely and ends the ride in the FREE NOW app. 

Voi was the first e-scooter sharing provider to integrate with FREE NOW’S MaaS platform. Besides Oxford in the UK, Voi e-scooters can be booked in the FREE NOW app in France, Italy, Spain and Germany.

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