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

The nationwide trial will provide riders with VOLT’s Burlington e-bike model under Deliveroo’s individual brand at a subsidized rate. The trial will examine the suitability of different purchase options for a selected group of Deliveroo riders.

The companies claim the trial provides a greener and more affordable alternative to motor vehicles, particularly those used by urban commuters. Switching to an e-bike will also allow them to cover longer distances than on a traditional bike.

The Burlington has a range of 70 miles on a single charge. The batteries are also removable and can be replaced.

“It’s incredibly exciting for VOLT to partner with Deliveroo in the UK to offer riders high-quality e-bikes at an affordable price,” 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 in the future and soon attract more passengers to alternative, greener transport.”

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Paul Bedford, Deliveroo’s director of policy and sustainability, added: “We are committed to supporting our market and taking action to improve sustainability.

“By significantly reducing the cost of the new high-performance VOLT e-bike, we hope to accelerate the trend towards a greener fleet, reducing carbon emissions, while helping riders maximize their income – a win-win for everyone.”

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VOLT partners with Deliveroo in branded e-bike trial