Swedish Voi e-scooter trial for West Midlands

Swedish company Voi has been appointed to operate e-scooters in the West Midlands with a trial taking place firstly in Birmingham and Coventry with a further roll out across the wider region.

Lucy Yu, Voi's Director of Public Policy, said:

'In the UK, 60 per cent of car journeys are between one and three miles, which significantly increases congestion. Cars no longer suit the way we live today, and we estimate that 20 per cent of short journeys could be replaced by low-carbon e-scooters with a minimum five-year lifespan. E-scooters provide a compelling alternative that will outrun the car'.

Voi launched Europe's first dock-less e-scooter service in 2018 and now operates in 45 c