Deliveroo trials Volt e-bikes

Deliveroo is trialing Volt Burlington e-bikes

Food delivery company Deliveroo is to use Volt’s Burlington e-bikes in a nationwide trial.

With many riders still using normal pedal cycles, Volt says switching to an e-bike will help increase efficiencies, allowing them to cover longer distances than on a traditional bike, while providing a green alternative to motorised vehicles.

The trial will provide riders with Burlington e-bikes in bespoke Deliveroo branding at a subsidised rate and will help riders explore the suitability of various buying options.

Paul Bedford, director of policy and sustainability at Deliveroo, said: “We are committed to supporting our marketplace and taking action to drive sustainability.

“By significantly reducing the cost of a new, high spec Volt e-bike, we hope to accelerate the trend towards a greener fleet, reducing carbon emissions while helping to maximise their earnings.”

The Volt features built-in suspension, an upright riding position and the ability to take riders up to 70 miles on a single charge.

Batteries are removeable and can be swapped out for charging on or off the bike.

James Metcalfe, founder and owner of Volt, said: “We look forward to seeing what impact this initial trial period can bring and hope to continue our collaboration into the future and get more riders on alternative more environmentally friendly transport soon.”

Volt was founded in 2010 by James and his brother Lyle Metcalfe and produces 12 different e-bike models including folding, hybrid, urban and mountain bikes.

Deliveroo works with around 180,000 restaurants and grocery partners as well as around 180,000 riders.

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