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Voi and Beryl offering free scooter and bike rides during April

Shared e-scooter company Voi are offering free rides to encourage greener travel for Earth Day on Monday 22 April 2024.

Residents of all UK towns and cities where Voi operates – including Cambridge, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Liverpool, London, Northampton, Oxford, Portsmouth and Southampton – can enjoy a free half hour of scootering over the course of a week, from Earth Day on 22nd April to 28th April.

Since Voi commenced operations in the UK in 2020, e-scooter and e-bike use has replaced almost 11 million short car journeys, reducing emissions by over 4,400 tonnes CO2e.

James Bolton, General Manager, Voi UK, said: ‘We aim to transform how people move in cities, freeing us from car dependency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, working all the time to reduce the environmental impact of our value chain and operations in the process.

‘This Earth Day we hope to really encourage that shift and that’s why we’re offering free e-scooter use, not only to help the planet, but to encourage new riders to have a go and see how easy and convenient it is to make the switch.’

Creating a sustainable service and sustainable vehicles is a key business target for Voi and the company has been working to increase recycled and recyclable materials in its vehicles.

91% of a Voi e-scooter is recyclable. Voi’s current e-scooter model also contains 72% recycled plastic content, with an aim to increase this to 90% for future models.

James continues: ‘We’re also proud to have increased the operational lifespan of our fleet to an average of 6 years for our V5 model, up from less than 1 year back in 2018 and we have implemented a resell programme for our old models which has seen 100% of our V3 models given a second life.’


Meanwhile, in Brighton, Beryl are offering free hire of pedal only bikes to all registered Beryl members in Brighton & Hove from midnight to 10am each day between Monday 15th April and Sunday 28th April, with no unlock fee.

The scheme has over 100 docking stations city wide, offering a fleet of 312 pedal bikes and 468 e-bikes.

 

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