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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Teesside trials electric scooters to help Britain back to work #StartUps

Teesside’s e-scooter trial

“I have been a big fan of E-scooters for a very long time,” said Houchen, “and when the Government announced their plans to fast track their introduction, it was obvious that our region should be the first trial area.”

Clearly then, the local mayor is a motorised scooter enthusiast (but hopefully, he avoided them whilst owning or riding was illegal).

However, Houchen also seems to be determined to make his part of the North East as clean as possible.

“We are already a forward-thinking region,” said the mayor, “at the forefront of clean energy and developing the technologies of the future with the Net Zero Teesside carbon capture, storage and utilisation scheme.”

For Ginger, meanwhile, the benefits of the scheme are clear. It gets the company on the business map, given that its only previous work seems to have been running bicycle taxi services across London’s car-free Hammersmith Bridge.

It also gives the business a big shot in the arm, potentially granting it long-term cash flow should the trial prove popular.

“I strongly believe micro e-mobility offers unique solutions to today’s transport challenges,” said Paul Hodgins, Ginger’s CEO. “It is great that the Tees Valley Mayor and the Transport Secretary are making this public pilot the first in the UK, choosing to work with Ginger, a British innovator and transport provider.”

The trial also brings in some measures to prevent the E-scooters from becoming a nuisance and an eyesore, with parking locations being strictly geo-fenced. Ginger is also being responsible for charging the scooters, although it will look at on-street charging and docking locations as the trial progresses.

via https://www.AiUpNow.com/ by Henry Williams, Khareem Sudlow