VOLT has partnered with food delivery company Deliveroo to trial subsidised e-bikes for a group of riders across the UK. 

The nationwide trial will provide riders with VOLT’s Burlington model e-bike in bespoke Deliveroo branding at a subsidised rate. The trial will explore the suitability of various buying options for a select group of Deliveroo riders.

The companies say the trial provides a greener and more affordable alternative to motor vehicles, especially those used by riders in towns and cities. Switching to the e-bike will also allow them to cover longer distances than on a traditional push bike.

The Burlington has a range of 70 miles on a single charge. Batteries are also removable and can be swapped out.

“For VOLT to partner with Deliveroo in the UK to offer riders high quality e-bikes at an accessible price is incredibly exciting,” said James Metcalfe, founder and owner of VOLT. 

“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.”

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Paul Bedford, director of policy and sustainability at Deliveroo, added: “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 riders to maximise their earnings – a win-win for all.”

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