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13 December 2018

Voi launches electric scooters in Lisbon

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

Swedish company Voi has launched its electric scooters in Lisbon as part of a wider ambition to expand in Europe.

In addition to Portugal, the company says it plans to bring its e-scooters to Italy and France over the coming months.

Frederico Venâncio, general manager of Voi Portugal, says Voi riders in Sweden have travelled more than 450,000km in Stockholm, and the company expects to see similar growth in Portugal.

“Although we want to expand rapidly, we want to do it in a sustainable way and in line with the local rules of each city,” Venâncio adds.

Fredrik Hjelm, Voi CEO and founder, says the company also trains people on the advantages of using e-scooters.

The Voi app allows users to locate and unlock an e-scooter for €1. They are then charged €0.15 per minute.

Voi is not the only company seeking to establish a modal shift to e-scooters in Europe. Earlier this year, Scoot Networks deployed a fleet of 500 e-scooters in Barcelona in collaboration with Spanish manufacturer Silence.

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