Voi wins exclusive e-scooter trial in West Midlands
In May, the Department of Transport decided to fast-track e-scooter trials across the UK, to assist with the sustainable reopening of the economy and transport systems as the country emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown. Since then, our new members Voi Technology have been working hard to be at the forefront of these opportunities and last week won an exclusive 12 month trial in West Midlands, kicking off in Birmingham and Coventry this week!
E-scooters will be rolled-out in Birmingham and Coventry from this Thursday 10 September. Soon afterwards, the scooters will be deployed in Sandwell, West Bromwich, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Warwickshire. The tender process, which was started last month by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), concluded with the contract being offered to Voi as the sole operator. The public will initially be able to access and ride e-scooters within the immediate vicinity of Birmingham and Coventry’s city centre, with an ambition to expand the trial zones as the trial progresses.
Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, said: “The West Midlands is proud to be leading the way on future transport development, and it is great to be able to partner with Voi and reveal our plans for e-scooters across the region.”
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