Oslo takes a bunch of scooters of the streets
Oslo is significantly reducing the number of kickscooters in the city – from nearly 25,000 to 8,000, and is bringing in a nighttime ban between 11 pm and 5 am. Mobility companies Tier, Voi, and Ryde appealed against the decision at court but were unsuccessful.
Hundreds of scooters lie deep in the river Rhine
In Germany, divers have discovered more than 500 e-scooters at the bottom of the river Rhine. Local TV station WDR said rioters had thrown them into the river from a bridge in downtown Cologne. As if not disturbing enough, the divers also discovered something else.
Electric scooter safety still a subject for discussion
In order to make e-scooters more perceptible to other road users, 60 of the small EVs from Voi will be equipped with artificial sound systems in three English cities (Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool). However, the measure is not as unilaterally welcomed as the initiators hoped.
Free Now to offer only electric rides by 2030
BMW and Daimler’s Free Now mobility platform aims to achieve carbon neutrality in all key European markets by 2030 and is committing more than 100 million euros in resources over the next five years to the shift toward e-mobility.
Voi adds another UK city as Liverpool goes live
Kickscooter rental company Voi has scored another contract in the previously closed UK market. The Swedish company has entered Liverpool on a trial basis with a fleet of 50 e-scooters, to begin with. The new project follows similar advances on the isles that so far, had mixed results.
E-scooter sharing firm Voi first to break even
Sweden’s Voi Technology is on track to make an annual profit in 2021 after breaking even in June. It is the first big electric scooter sharing firm to do so, the company said this week. The announcement comes at a time in which the market has been hit hard.