Voi e-scooters now available to hire in London on FreeNow

FreeNow, the European mobility platform, has added Voi e-scooters to its list of micromobility partners available in London.

Voi started operating in London last month as part of phase two of the Transport for London (TfL) e-scooter trials.

The e-scooter and e-bike company has been partnering with FreeNow for several years in many cities across Europe, and is now adding the capital to the list of cities where its e-scooters are available.

Emma Hughes, senior manager of global partnerships for Voi, said: “We hope that together with FreeNow, we’ll encourage more people to use our e-scooters to travel in London.

“Voi e-scooters are a safe, convenient, affordable and sustainable way of travelling, helping people to beat congestion and contribute to cleaner air.”

Available Voi e-scooters are displayed on the FreeNow app, which also shows parking places and zones where e-scooters cannot be used.

Someone using the app has to click on a coral e-scooter icon on the London map to hire a Voi e-scooter – signing up and verifying their age and identity using their driving licence if they haven’t ridden an e-scooter before.

Riders will be charged the same prices for Voi e-scooters in London – 12p a minute for pay-as-you-go with no unlock fee.

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Mariusz Zabrocki, UK general manager at FreeNow, said: “Currently, there are over 10 thousand e-bikes and e-scooters available to rent with a click of a button on the FreeNow app in Greater London, and we are delighted to add Voi e-scooters as part of this offer.

“E-scooters and e-bikes can be easily combined with the black cabs and private hire vehicles available on our platform or with existing public transport, providing a better alternative to private cars.”

Voi e-scooters and e-bikes are available in the FreeNow app in more than 30 cities across Europe and the UK, including London, Oxford, Berlin, Frankfurt, Milan, Seville and Vienna.

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