Driven by success in Italy and France, Moovit and Voi take their joyride to the UK; Moovit will show locals where Voi scooters are available nearby for more alternative and convenient first and last-mile options
London – July 2021
Moovit, an Intel company, a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and creator of the #1 urban mobility app, and Voi, a leading European urban mobility company, announced a partnership expansion to offer UK locals more convenient first and last mile options. With a shared vision to offer more sustainable forms of travel and break traffic gridlock, Moovit will show users where Voi escooters and e-bikes are available nearby in 16 UK cities, including Northampton, Birmingham, Cambridge, Liverpool, Bristol, Oxford, Southampton, among others.
Since the start of the pandemic, the reliance on bikes and e-scooters to get around has boomed. Moovit’s 2020 Global Public Transport Report found that on average, 35% of cyclists and scooter users in the United Kingdom prefer to connect their rides with public transport for more efficient first and last segments of a journey. However, as more COVID restrictions are lifted, many commuters are returning to using private cars to connect with main transport hubs or driven directly to the office or school.
That’s why starting today, Moovit and Voi are partnering up to better connect UK citizens with micro-mobility services, decreasing congestion while offering a more green form of transport. Moovit will show its users in real-time where a Voi scooter is available nearby, including how long it will take to walk there.
Moovit users can experience Voi’s offering in the following cities:
“Voi has been at the forefront of the successful e-scooter trials launched in July 2020 across the United Kingdom,” said Luke Redfern, Moovit’s UK Partnerships Manager. “As COVID restrictions ease, there is the threat of private car usage returning to our towns and cities, and that’s why we are excited to partner with Voi. Whether it’s for the entire journey or just the last few hundred meters, offering people more sustainable forms of transport that can easily zip them around the city is key to getting more cars off the road.”
Jack Samler, General Manager at Voi UK and Ireland, said: “This partnership with Moovit is in line with our vision to create cities made for living, free of pollution and congestion. By integrating our e-scooters and e-bikes with the public transport mix offered by Moovit, we can make it more accessible and attractive, encouraging even more people to replace short car journeys. We are seeing over 31% increase in car replacement rates, and we expect this figure to increase over time as micromobility becomes ingrained in the daily habits of the UK population.”
Moovit simplifies urban mobility all around the world, making getting around town via transport easier and additional multi-modal services more convenient. By combining information from public transport operators and authorities with live information from the user community, Moovit offers travellers a real-time picture, including the best route for the journey, service alerts, and get off notifications. Moovit has guided more than 1 billion users in getting around town, using any mode of transport.
Moovit (www.moovit.com), an Intel company, is a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and the creator of the #1 urban mobility app. Moovit was acquired by Intel in 2020 to join forces with Mobileye and advance its MaaS strategy. Together, Moovit and Mobileye will accelerate the global adoption of autonomous transportation.
Moovit’s iOS, Android, and Web apps guide people in getting around town effectively and conveniently, using any mode of transport. Introduced in 2012 it now serves over 950 million users in more than 3,400 cities across 112 countries.
Moovit amasses up to six billion anonymous data points a day to add to the world’s largest repository of transit and urban mobility data. For governments, cities, transit agencies, and private companies, Moovit offers AI-powered MaaS solutions covering planning, operations, and optimization with proven value in reducing congestion, growing ridership, and increasing efficiency and asset utilization. Industry leaders such as Microsoft, Uber, and Cubic have partnered with Moovit to power their mobility offerings.
Founded in 2018, Voi is Europe’s leading Swedish urban mobility company offering micromobility sharing in partnership with cities and local communities. We believe micromobility can play a central role in changing how people move in our cities in the future. We want to make sure that the transformation happens the right way – through real innovative technology, open and transparent dialogue with cities and Governments and by adapting our products to local needs. Jump on a scooter whenever and ride wherever in the city in just minutes.
Voi has been a carbon-neutral company since January 2020 and has adopted the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guiding framework, and has also set a clear agenda for reducing and offsetting emissions.
Voi operates in 60+ cities across 11 countries. It is headquartered in Stockholm and employs 500+ people. To date, Voi boasts more than 6 million users and has served +42 million rides.