Micro mobility firm, HumanForest, has launched its shared eMoped scheme, to provide delivery drivers with flexible access to sustainable travel.
The eMoped trial consists of 200 vehicles powered by certified renewable energy, which will be rented by business delivery riders across London.
The HumanForest eMoped is an electric vehicle (EV) that offers a 70-mile range, dual electric batteries, an integrated USB charging point, phone holder, integrated GPS tracking and alarm system, as well as a 40L Top Box equipped with HumanForest eMoped helmet.
Agustin Guilisasti, chief executive officer and Founder, said: “Becoming multi-modal with London’s first shared and truly green eMoped scheme gives Londoners another tool to reduce their carbon footprint and improve air quality.
“As petrol prices reach record-highs, this is a timely launch for businesses to embrace sustainable transport through a shared service with maximum flexibility. We are excited to welcome this new type of user into our community.”
Every user is given five minutes free per day. Rides will cost £0.20p per minute thereafter, or customers can buy minute bundles, allowing them to ride from £1.50 per hour. Users will also be charged per kilometre ridden.
HumanForest said the trial can help businesses and riders switch to an environmentally friendly mode of transport and estimates that it can remove the need for up to 3,000 combustion mopeds and that for every mile ridden on an eMoped, 130g of CO2 is prevented from being released into London’s air.
HumanForest said as the fleet is fully managed and serviced by the HumanForest team, users do not have to pay for fuel or battery charge, whilst also making daily savings on ULEZ costs.
The company said HumanForest eMoped parking will be available in certain areas of central London, near transport links and busy high streets.
Users will be able to park the vehicles within chosen public parking areas and solo motorcycle bays, which will be marked and visible within the app, to help maximise accessibility.
The company said all riders will undergo thorough safety and compliance checks and their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificate or driver's licence will be uploaded to the HumanForest App and automatically verified.