Micromobility operator Voi’s shared e-bikes have been accredited by shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK).
Earlier this year Voi launched e-bike trials in Cambridge, Peterborough and Kettering, the company said this accreditation by CoMoUK recognises the the high standards set by its e-bike service, operations and workforce.
Jack Samler, general manager at Voi UK and Ireland, said: “The CoMo accreditation guarantees our e-bike scheme continues to be a valuable component of sustainable transportation and complementing our shared e-scooter scheme available across the UK.
“While Voi e-scooters are best for short commutes of between one-three miles, e-bikes are more appropriate for slightly longer travel purposes, three-nine miles or cycle in hilly areas, or just by allowing people to cycle without getting too tired or sweaty.”
Voi e-bikes can be pedalled and are assisted by an electric motor up to 15.5 mph, and when fully charged they can ride up to 31 miles. E-bikes are regularly maintained by the Voi team, who also swaps their batteries on the spot to ensure they are always ready to go.
Shared e-bikes can be used on roads and cycle lanes. Voi also uses geofencing to ensure no ride, slow ride and no parking zones are observed, and the e-bikes are fitted with number plates to make them easy to identify and report.
The micromobility firm added, similar to e-scooters, e-bikes are becoming an increasingly popular way to get around. As more people use them to travel, this will help reduce the number of short car journeys and create more space for dedicated micromobility infrastructure, green community-friendly socialising areas, creating cities and towns that are better and healthier places to work and live.