Shared micromobility operator Voi announced today that it has reached the 10 million ride milestone in the UK, 18 months after launching here.
To date, Voi claims its e-scooters and e-bikes have replaced more than 3.9 million car journeys and saved an estimated 2,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the earth’s atmosphere.
The Swedish firm also revealed that it has renewed its licenses until November 2022 in its top four cities for e-scooter rides – Bristol, Liverpool, Northampton and Birmingham respectively.
Bristol and Liverpool rank in Voi’s top 10 cities in Europe, clocking up almost 5.5 million rides between them since the trials started.
So far this year, Voi has had over 400 per cent year-on-year growth across the 17 towns and cities in which it operates in the UK.
To ensure it can continue responding to this increased demand, the company expects to increase its warehouse and grounds staff by 50 per cent by the end of the year.
These figures are serving to show that e-scooters can play a key role in encouraging people out of their private cars when travelling around their local area.
“Since day one, the UK has proved itself to be one of Europe’s strongest micromobility markets and Voi is thriving as a result,” said Jack Samler, Voi General Manager UK and Ireland.
“Today’s 10 million rides announcement is a significant milestone for the entire Voi community of riders, our partners and teams right across the UK. Our leading operations, our commitment to safety, our dedication to inclusivity and our determination to make Voi the best service in the UK are all built with our riders and cities in mind. We’re also thrilled that each of our UK licences is on track to be renewed until November 2022, allowing us to continue delivering our mission of providing sustainable transport options for all.”