Dott becomes multimodal in the capital with e-bike launch in West London

Posted: 24 March 2022 | | No comments yet

With the launch of over 250 e-bikes on the streets of Hammersmith and Fulham, Dott marks the start of its London service, with plans to further expand its e-bike operation across the capital.

Dott launches brand-new e-bikes in two London boroughs

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European micro-mobility operator Dott has announced the launch of its brand new e-bikes in London, with the first vehicles now available and ready to unlock new experiences for riders in Hammersmith and Fulham. Over 250 e-bikes will be in operation, providing a new way for people to get around the city and making it easier to choose environmentally friendly travel, whether for a whole trip or combined with public transport for longer journeys.

In partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham’s charity organisation Sobus, special discounts, free trips and training sessions will be available to support voluntary and community sector organisations to get to the places that need them. 

To coincide with the new e-bikes arriving on the streets of Hammersmith and Fulham, a training session took place at the junction of King Street and Beavor Lane on 23 March 2022, where 15 e-bikes were available for people to try for free. The 15-minute sessions were designed to familiarise new users with the vehicles in a safe space, as well as taking them to the streets to ride amongst other road users. Participants were also offered helmets to encourage safe riding.

Free from the restrictions of traffic, and without causing pollution, e-bikes provide an enjoyable and sustainable way for riders to take in the sights of the city. The distinctive design – fitted with lights, reflectors and a basket – has been created to provide a safe and comfortable journey that improves upon the familiar experience of riding a bike.

Duncan Robertson, General Manager – UK & Ireland at Dott, said: “Our new e-bikes unlock cities and make them easier to get around, which we hope will help more people to choose to travel in an environmentally friendly way. This collaboration with the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham marks the start of our London service, with Dott’s e-bikes soon to be available further across the capital.”

With speeds up to 25km/h, Dott’s e-bikes make an efficient transport choice. In order to ensure more flexibility for riders to easily find a vehicle and finish their ride close to their destination, parking will be permitted in allocated marked and virtual bays.

Dott’s e-bikes will be operated using the same model as its existing fleet of e-scooters, with repairs, maintenance and logistics being handled in-house by specialists at the company’s warehouses, ensuring safety, reliability and quality. Vehicles are built to last and repaired where necessary, and any parts that cannot be reused are recycled.