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Give your car a holiday, go personal, go electric

Walk, cycle, bus, tube, tram, boat, e-unicycle, e-scooters, e-bike… However you like to travel, leave your car at home and take to the streets. As well as cutting down the amount of pollution you make, you can get some exercise, check out that new deli you’ve been meaning to pop into, or even meet a friend for a catch-up on the way home.

 

What is air pollution made up from?

Air pollution comes from a range of sources, including some nearby, like vehicles, other sources throughout the city, and some further afield. The proportion of pollution that reaches us from each source depends on the weather, the location, the time of day, and a number of other factors. Wherever you are, you’ll breathe in some of this pollution.

The main pollutants are carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ground level ozone, particulates, sulphur dioxide, hydrocarbons and lead. Each one comes from a different source, has different effects on our health, and different chemical behaviours, which is why it’s hard to understand and control air pollution.

 

How can I get warnings when there are periods of high pollution?

Air pollution forecasts and alerts are available for the whole of the UK from Defra.

Sign up to get daily pollution forecasts for London here or to just receive alerts on high pollution days click here.

You can also get warnings on your iPhone by subscribing to the ‘At-risk’ group in this app, which will help you plan the best route through London to minimise air pollution exposure.

 

There are also some easy ways to use your car less, like car-sharing or working from home one day a week. And they quickly become part of your routine. Just swap face-to-face meetings for video conferencing, and sitting on your own in traffic for chatting to your colleagues about what Steve in accounts has been up to recently. Plus you can have a lie-in, pick up the kids from school, go for an early meal… and make the air cleaner for everyone.

 

We at PET want to help make our cities better, smarter and healthier places to live, making urban commuting as efficient and fun as possible. Join in with #NationalCleanAirDay and act now to create a cleaner, healthier future for us all. Check our Light Electric Vehicles for Urban Transport

 

More Info about Clean Air please visit: www.cleanairday.org.uk

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Vodafone Germany partnership with Egret Scooters

Vodafone Germany announced a partnership with Egret Scooters by Walberg Urban Electrics to launch a connected scooter. The ElektroRoller2Go will target the vehicle sharing market, with the Vodafone Sim allowing users to locate a free scooter with a smartphone app. The foldable scooter is similar to an electric bike and able to travel up to 22 miles on a single charge.

We want to introduce a completely new vehicle class,” said Florian Walberg, CEO of Walberg Urban Electrics GmbH

Perfect in connection with public transport

The big advantage of the Electric Scooters compared to all other common vehicles is its portability. Without taking more space than a sports bag you can simply fold the scooter and take it with anywhere. The EGRET scooters are not only an alternative to public transport but also the perfect complement.

We assume that scooters will be as much in traffic as the electric bike or the moped,” said Walberg. Unlike big electric scooters (moped), “Egret Scooters ” are ultra mobile and is perfectly suitable for short distances. ” Last Mile”

Zero Emission for the environment

Another advantage of the e-scooter2Go program is to make cities become cleaner. Instead of using your own car every time for inner city short journeys and eternal traffic lights, you can simply swing to the next emission-free electric rocker. This is better for the environment and makes your trip even more fun.

How does it work?

The telecommunication partner wants to equip the scooters with Sim cards to network them. “We want to network everything that has wheels,” said Vodafone boss Hannes Ametsreiter then, you start the app, look for a scooter in your area, use the app to switch on the scooter and enter your target point. The electric scooter can drive up to 21 miles before it has to be recharged and with speeds up to 20 mph gives you plenty of fun and convenient transportation A to B.

Congratulations to the team @ Egret for this extraordinary achievement.

More info about Egret Scooters 

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The Electric Bike made in Britain

ETT Industries, specialists in electric vehicles, is excited to announce the global launch of RAKER and TRAYSER, industry-leading electric bikes set to revolutionise transport in the urbanenvironment. Designed to provide freedom and excitement to the urban commuter, the eye-catching bikes are now available to pre-order at www.ettindustries.com and will be shipping to customers within 90 days.

RAKER and TRAYSER are unequalled in design, constructed with a patented monocoque frame – the same concept used for F1 cars, but applied in a way previously unseen in bike design.
The result is an exceptional future-proof look; sharp, dynamic and proportioned. Nothing else on the road looks like these bikes. Both have won prestigious IF Design Awards.
CEO and Founder of ETT Industries, New Zealander, Jay Wen, gained his Masters in Automotive Design in Milan and honed his skills in automotive and transportation design with brands including Peugeot and Citroen.

ETT now has offices across three continents, blending highly adept transport design and technology to meet the growing demand for eBikes across the globe, with its own rebellious twist.

RAKER

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Breaking convention, RAKER changes the journey from a daily chore to the highlight of the day. A distraction from life’s worries, the bike’s design and drive offer an emotional escape, empowering the rider with a sense of freedom, spirit and rebellion.

Created for those wanting to stand out, RAKER appeals to leaders and trendsetters; those looking to travel with attitude; the adventurers and stylish amongst us.

Perfect for the urban rider, the simplicity of RAKER’s design delivers unparalleled reliability. Electrically powered, using a standard plug socket at the home or office a single five hour charge powers the bike to a range of at least 70 miles, making the journey cleaner, quieter and cheaper, while providing a true sense of escape to an otherwise claustrophobic urban environment.

With speeds up to 28mph, RAKER offers an ideal mental and physical escape in the concrete jungle, energising the driver through its smooth engine, near-silent powertrain. Meeting friends across town,commuting to work, or simply going for a ride to forget life’s worries, RAKER becomes a real pleasure of the day.

Bold in form and design, RAKER is available in four standard colours at launch: Gloss Yellow [Gloss Paint Finish], White [Gloss Paint Finish] , Black [Brushed Aluminium] & Brushed Aluminium.

TRAYSER

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With the commuter in mind, TRAYSER, an electrically assisted pedal cycle [EPAC], shares more than justits frame concept with its bigger brother; it too strives to offer urban freedom and excitement, but at a less extreme pace. Its angular, nimble form begs to be peddled; sharing the load with its rider and bringing ease, comfort and enjoyment to daily travels.

Instantly recognisable, TRAYSER’s profile stands out from the crowd. Sharp, dynamic and wonderfully proportioned, an eBike has never been so desirable, or as fun.

With only a three hour charge, TRAYSER has an amazing 90 mile range, a true enabler of freedom injecting energy into every journey, both in and out of the urban environment. In the spirit of being a true human-electric hybrid vehicle, the more energy put into the pedals, the further the range on a single charge.

With minimal effort, the bike’s electric motor can power the rider up to 15 mph; perfect for rebelling against the turmoil of city traffic, bringing happiness and freedom in equal measures.

With eBike sales increasing significantly year on year and the ‘Tour de France effect’ in full flow, TRAYSER is the antithesis of the dull beige sweeping the industry. With an entirely unique design and unparalleled customisation capabilities, TRAYSER creates smiles with every ride.

TRAYSER is available in four standard colours at launch: Blue [Gloss Paint Finish], White [Gloss Paint Finish], Grey [Gloss Paint Finish] & Dark Grey [Gloss Paint Finish]

Electric Vehicle Classifications & Limitations

RAKER is legally classified as a light electric motorcycle under EU Type Approval L1E. This class limits it,by law, to a maximum speed of 28mph and a motor of 4000W or less. This class requires RAKER, by law,to be registered with the DVLA, to display a licence plate, for the rider to be insured and to wear a DOT approved helmet at all times. A minimum licence consisting of a CBT is required to ride RAKER.

TRAYSER is legally classified as an Electric Pedal Assisted Cycle (EPAC) under EU Directive 2002/24/EC,and conform to EN 15194 specifications. This class limits it, by law, to a maximum speed of 15.5mph and a motor of 250W or less. This class requires TRAYSER, by law, to only be powered while the rider is actively peddling, though requires no registration, insurance, licence or helmet. ETT recommend a bicycle helmet always be worn however.

More info about ETT  http://ettindustries.com/

You can also View Our Selection of Electric Bikes