HumanForest launches London’s first shared e-moped fleet
Powered by 100 per cent certified renewable energy, HumanForest’s innovative shared e-moped scheme is estimated to remove the need for up to 3,000 petrol and diesel powered mopeds.
HumanForest has announced that it has launched London’s first shared e-moped scheme, the company’s new innovation to provide delivery drivers with flexible access to sustainable travel.
The e-moped trial started from 13 July 2022 and consists of 200 vehicles, all fully powered by certified renewable energy, which will be rented by business delivery riders across London.
HumanForest’s e-mopeds are ideal for longer trips, offering a 70 mile range, dual electric batteries, an integrated USB charging point, phone holder, integrated GPS tracking and alarm system, as well as a 40 litre Top Box equipped with a HumanForest e-moped helmet.
Combustion mopeds are by far the most popular vehicle for on-demand deliveries in London, while e-mopeds are only used for five per cent of deliveries. By making the e-mopeds affordable and accessible, HumanForest believes it can help businesses and riders switch to an environmentally friendly mode of transport.
As the fleet is fully managed and serviced by the HumanForest team, users do not have to pay for fuel or battery charge, whilst also making significant daily savings on ULEZ costs.
Furthermore, the micro-mobility operator estimates that this new scheme can remove the need for up to 3,000 combustion mopeds and that for every mile ridden on an e-moped, 130g of CO2 is prevented from being released into London’s air.
HumanForest e-moped parking will be available in certain areas of central London, near important transport links and busy high streets, perfect for the increasing demand of courier and delivery drivers. Users will be able to park the vehicles within chosen public parking areas and solo motorcycle bays, which will be marked and visible within the app, to maximise accessibility for everyone.
All riders will undergo thorough safety and compliance checks. Their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificate or driver’s licence will be uploaded to the HumanForest App and automatically verified using the company’s technology.
Agustin Guilisasti, HumanForest CEO and Founder, said: “Becoming multimodal with London’s first shared and truly green e-moped scheme gives Londoners another tool to reduce their carbon footprint and improve air quality. As petrol prices reach record-highs, this is a timely launch for businesses to embrace sustainable transport through a shared service with maximum flexibility. We are excited to welcome this new type of user into our community.”
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