Shared micromobility operator Voi has released its next-generation e-scooter, the Voiager 5, with a focus on safety and circularity.
The V5 builds on the design of the V4, with components that are easier to repair and reuse, plus more than double the amount of recycled materials.
Voi will begin the rollout of the V5 in selected cities across Europe from March 2022, with the model expected to be deployed in the UK later this Spring.
New features include an updated dashboard design, integrated phone holder, automated turn indicator switch and more durable brakes.
The V5 has a larger front wheel and increased tyre tread depth for improved safety, along with greater shock absorption for smooth rides even on rough surfaces.
“Sustainability and safety are founding pillars at Voi,” said Voi CEO and Co-Founder Fredrik Hjelm.
“The future of micromobility is to design fully circular and low carbon vehicles. We have set this as our target by 2025 and the Voiager 5 is a huge step in this direction. We have more than doubled recycled materials used, ensured full repairability and improved the durability of each component. The V5 will set a new benchmark for sustainable vehicle production.
“Traditionally transport services and products are designed by men for men, yet more inclusive vehicles are necessary to make transport better and more accessible to everyone. That’s why it’s been so important to work with so many people and organisations to make the V5 our safest and most inclusive vehicle yet. This is something we will continue today as part of our aim to be a company that builds solutions and includes all voices in the service design from end to end to tackle climate change and shape cities for living.”
Voi is also at the early stages of a partnership with Nortical to investigate how it can further extend the lifespan of its batteries.
This project includes monitoring cell health and performance of our batteries to give Voi operational and charging recommendations to extend the battery’s first life.