Voi shared e-bikes receive CoMoUK accreditation
Jul 19, 2021
Earlier this year Voi announced the launch of its e-bike trial in Cambridge, Peterborough and Kettering, giving people another sustainable way to travel as we work to integrate our services with public transport networks and drive the shift away from unnecessary car trips.
Voi shared e-bikes have now been accredited by CoMoUK, recognising the high standards set by our e-bike service, operations and workforce.
Richard Dilks, Chief Executive CoMoUK, said: “We are very pleased to announce that Voi have been awarded the CoMoUK accreditation standard for their e-bike scheme in the UK. Our accreditation standard is an important way of providing reassurance on how shared bikes are managed on our streets and the standards that operators achieve across a range of measures. We look forward to working with Voi and all our accredited operators to ensure bike share goes from strength to strength in the UK.”
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 1-3 miles, e-bikes are more appropriate for slightly longer travel purposes, 3-9 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.
In Cambridge, Peterborough and Kettering it costs £1 to unlock the e-bike and then £0.15 per minute of usage. Voi also offers a variety of subscriptions that allow users to take more rides at a fixed rate. In addition, there are discounts for students, NHS staff and emergency service workers and those on a low income.
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.
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.
Read more about Voi e-bikes on our website.