British e-bike brand Volt has partnered with food delivery service Deliveroo to offer a subsidised e-bike trial for riders.
The first-of-its-kind partnership will be a nationwide trial, that will provide delivery riders with a branded-Deliveroo e-bike at a lower price.
Riders will be able to purchase the Volt Burlington model e-bike to support their delivery work.
James Metcalfe, founder and owner of Volt said: “For Volt to partner with Deliveroo in the UK to offer riders high quality e-bikes at an accessible price is incredibly exciting. We look forward to seeing what impact this initial trial period can bring and hope to continue our collaboration into the future and get more riders on alternative more environmentally friendly transport soon.”
Volt said that with many delivery riders still using traditional pedal bike, upgrading to an e-bike will allow them to cover greater distances, while also providing an alternative to motor vehicles.
The Volt Burlington features a rear pannier, built-in Abus lock, front and rear lights, as well as mudguards as standard.
Paul Bedford, director of policy and sustainability at Deliveroo, said: “At Deliveroo, we are committed to supporting our marketplace and taking action to drive sustainability. By significantly reducing the cost of a new, high-spec Volt e-bike, we hope to accelerate the trend towards a greener fleet, reducing carbon emissions while helping riders to maximise their earnings – a win-win for all!”
Volt was founded in 2010 by brother James and Lyle Metcalfe, and has a head office in London and a factory in Milton Keynes.
Its range consists of 12 different e-bikes, including folding, hybrid, urban and mountain bikes.
Volt Burlington spec:
- Range of up to 70 miles
- 3-4 hr charge time
- Bafang 250 WATT SPINTECH™ motor
- Weighs 19.5KG KG without battery / 22.7 KG with
- SR Suntour NCX tapered front suspension
- Scwalbe puncture resistant tyres
- TEKTRO hydraulic brakes
- Shimano Alivio 8 speed gears
- Key fob immobiliser
- A host of other leading features