Voi has been awarded the first German certification for e-scooter safety standards, the DEKRA DIGITAL Micro-Mobility Standard.
The certification was awarded after extensive testing of Voi e-scooters and the firm’s operations by international experts from the DEKRA Group, with the assessment comprising of more than 120 test points across eight separate areas.
These areas included e-scooter design, production, delivery, recycling, user-friendliness, data protection, and cooperation with cities.
The Swedish operator has rolled out a series of new features in recent months as part of its bid to improve safety standards including the helmet selfie, the reaction test, and the End Ride photo.
In June, Voi also published its first Annual Safety Report where it outlined steps towards its Vision Zero target of eradicating severe injuries and fatalities by 2030.
The Micro-Mobility Standard was introduced by DEKRA DIGITAL in 2019 to document and ensure the safety of e-scooters in road traffic.
“New mobility services in inner cities should be designed to be safe and sustainable, and this is especially true for e-scooters,” said Dr Kerim Galal, Managing Director of DEKRA DIGITAL.
“For this purpose, we at DEKRA DIGITAL are partners for urban mobility – of e-scooter providers and cities – with our “Micro-Mobility Standard. We are pleased that Voi has now also successfully passed our certification process.”
Stephan Boelte, Voi Regional General Manager in Germany, added: “Safety is a top priority at Voi. We are very pleased that our efforts have now been officially and independently confirmed by DEKRA DIGITAL.”