by Future Transport-News
19 Nov 2021
Voi Is Awarded Global Startup of the Year 2021 in Recognition of Its Leading Micromobility Operations
Voi is leaving this year’s Global Startup Awards, the largest independent startup ecosystem competition in the world, with the most prestigious award of them all: Global Startup of the Year.
Founded in 2012 and held annually in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Global Startup Awards celebrates the very best technology companies and the talented entrepreneurs behind them. Startups, which must be no older than five years, are nominated by the public before going through a rigorous jury selection process.
“We are honoured to have been named Startup of the Year at the Global Startup Awards. This award is in recognition of the hard work of our skilled employees and also underlines the role that companies like ours can play in driving the green revolution in European cities. There is an overwhelming need for innovative transport solutions across the world if we are to reach ambitious climate targets and create more efficient, liveable cities. This is something we’re committed to achieving with our e-scooters and e-bikes at Voi.”
Voi was chosen from a list of 98 global finalists for the award which is given to the company that is delivering a successful product across several markets and is helping to innovate an entire industry. Previous winners include Pleo, UiPath, Zendesk and Supercell.
Since launching as Europe’s first e-scooter operator in 2018, Voi has transformed how people travel around their cities. Over 70 million trips have been taken on Voi’s bright coral e-scooters and e-bikes across 70+ cities in 11 countries, including Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Liverpool and Bristol. By encouraging people to use sustainable, carbon-neutral transport, Voi is helping to free cities from congestion, pollution and noise and create cities for living.
“Voi have won the award because their electric scooters have managed to create better, greener and more cohesive transport in many countries. With electric scooters in over 70 European cities, Voi has become a great success in a very short time, because they meet the growing demand for innovative and sustainable means of transport. Voi is in many ways a great inspiration for other startups and we congratulate the entire organisation on this award.”
Recently Voi pledged to become climate positive by 2030. It plans to achieve this by reducing more greenhouse gas emissions than its value chain emits and by helping people to replace over 1 billion car journeys by 2030.
“Voi is a frontrunner of climate-neutral mobility and making cities pollution and noise-free. With cities aiming to reduce emissions, Voi is paving the way and creating new standards.”
Check out all the winners of Global Startup Awards 2021 here!
This article was originally published by Voi Technology.
World Tourism Day this year is focused on "Rethinking Tourism", specifically how tourism can be more sustainable, inclusive and resilient.
WiTricity explains how electric vehicles can play a key role in stabilising the power grid using Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released design guidelines on vertiport infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).
Artemis Technologies has unveiled the design of its new 100% electric EF-24 high-speed passenger ferry that will operate in Northern Ireland.
e-Scooter manufacturer, Beyond, has unveiled its new Cargo One vehicle, designed for delivery services such as Uber Eats.
JetBlue has signed an intent to purchase 25 million gallons of AIR COMPANY's AIRMADE sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
M3 Systems, Pipistrel, and Volocopter have completed their first joint flight test campaign in France at Pontoise airfield.
HIRTA is excited to announce a new on-demand transportation service that will be powered by Via, the global leader in TransitTech.
With Liz Truss taking up the mantle of Prime Minister, Pod Point explores how her policies will impact the EV industry.
The EVBox Troniq Modular, a DC charging station, has completed the Module B of the measurement and calibration ordinance, making it ready for public use.
SkedGo discusses why MaaS has an important role to play in helping to create a better world of mobility for future generations to come.
Optibus is partnering with Ito World, the SaaS solutions provider enabling better data-driven decisions to improve network performance.
A new European Geotab study quantifies the financial savings and sustainability impact fleets can benefit from by switching to electric vehicles.
At ITS World Congress 2022, Cubic Transportation Systems announced its expanded partnership with longstanding customer New England Traffic Solutions (NETS).
How do we change our mobility behaviour for the future? What are the push and pull factors? How do we need to rethink how we design cities?
Aurora introduce Lightbox, a new visualization application that would allows autonomy engineers to move 10x faster.
Veo has launched the industry's first dual-passenger electric micromobility vehicle, the Apollo Class II e-bike.
To accelerate ADAS and AD adoption, sensor fusion and perception solutions must provide the requisite performance, flexibility, scalability and reliability.
Kapsch TrafficCom and Microsec have partnered to deliver industry-leading secure digital services for the global transportation market.
Adif Alta Velocidad has designed a project to transform Barcelona-Sants railway station in Barcelona, Spain into a future mobility hub.
EVBox's donation program, OneChargerTwoLives, lets customers donate used charging stations to technical schools in the Netherlands.
ACTON is deploying its micromobility docking and charging stations across Paris, France to improve e-bike and e-scooter parking.
The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency is using Optibus’ Planning, Scheduling, and Rostering products to manage their public transportation operation.
In the Kelheim district, passengers can book autonomous on-demand vehicles as part of the public transport system for the first time.
Uber and Nuro have announced a 10-year partnership that will see Nuro's autonomous, electric vehicles provide food deliveries in the US.
The European Commission has selected 24 projects to receive EU funding that will support the installation of alternative fuel infrastructure.
The Riverside County Transportation Commission has contracted with Kapsch TrafficCom to provide an end-to-end express lanes tolling system.
LeddarSteer is an automotive-grade, solid-state digital beam steering technology, a truly innovative breakthrough in LiDAR beam steering.
Paired Power has announced the launch of its transportable solar canopy electric vehicle (EV) charger, PairTree.
Fuel cell technology from Cummins is powering the world's first fleet of hydrogen trains in Bremervörde, Lower Saxony, Germany.
EV Mobility has been certified to operate all-electric car-sharing services in hotels and apartment buildings in San Francisco.
WiTricity is set to demonstrate a host of new wireless charging “firsts” at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
At this year’s ITS World Congress Kapsch TrafficCom will detail how the Kapsch Intelligent Corridor is reducing traffic jams and improving road safety.
Renfe has launched the company's new MaaS service, dōcō, which will offer door-to-door mobility services in Spain.
French manufacturer, Navya has signed a contract to supply autonomous mobility supplier, Beep with 8 autonomous shuttles for use in the US.
United Airlines has announced a 15 million USD investment in Eve alongside a conditional purchase agreement for up to 400 eVTOL aircraft.
The e-scooter sharing industry has higher-than-average overhead costs, but profitability is possible; ATOM Mobility speaks to Bullride.
A consortium of organisations aims to establish international electric Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) corridors between Quebec and the US.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) has partnered with Kia to turn used electric vehicle (EV) batteries into storage devices for green electricity.
Peak Evolution has the final TERREN electric truck for a solar-powered expedition aiming to break a world altitude record.
Three cycle and bus lane schemes introduced during the pandemic will now be implemented permanently in London.
First Bus has teamed up with Optibus to complete the digital transformation of First Bus’ scheduling data, processes, and systems across all UK operations.
For the second time, SkedGo takes a top title in the Future Digital Awards for Smart Cities and IoT Innovation and wins ‘Best MaaS Platform.’
The NSW government has unveiled a new Future Transport Strategy that aims to make transport in the state quicker, more convenient and safer.
Glasgow City Council has deployed a new wireless technology to hold traffic at busy junctions to allow a bike bus of children to cross safely.
Singapore's LTA has authorised Gogoro to conduct a sandbox pilot to trial its battery swapping services for electric two-wheelers.
Rural transport is not without its complexities, but could Mobility as a Service (MaaS) be adapted to rural regions and, if so, what might this look like?
L-Charge is starting trials of its ultra-fast mobile electric vehicle (EV) charging service in London from the beginning of September 2022.
Bolt has announced a new partnership to trial Swobbee’s e-scooter battery charging stations in Berlin, Germany.
Voi has partnered with long-distance coach provider, FlixBus to offer discount codes for multi-modal travel in the UK and Germany.
Geotab is the first dedicated telematics company to have its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Watertaxi Rotterdam has added the first hydrogen-powered water taxi to its fleet in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) and IMDA have signed a MoU to develop a 5G mobile network at the Port of Singapore.
Uber is partnering with Moove to supply an additional 10,000 electric vehicles to ride-hailing drivers in London.
LeddarTech has received two awards recognising its LeddarVision™ sensor fusion and perception platform.
For the first time in the EU, a remotely operated drone was used to transport human blood samples and tissues in an urban setting in Belgium.
Revel, NineDot Energy and Fermata Energy have launched the first Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) programme connected to New York City's grid.
Hyundai's research revealed that self-charging cars, flying cars and public transport to space top the future mobility wish list of children.
The shared mobility industry is going to be a significant contributor to fulfilling people’s daily mobility in the future.
Geotab has surpassed 3 million subscribers across the globe, demonstrating the continued high demand for data intelligence.
Micromobility company, Voi has achieved its latest milestone with the launch of operations in its 100th city.
Argo AI is set to begin operation at its new autonomous vehicle test track in Greenville County, South Carolina in October 2022.
The first physical edition of Rail Infra Forum 2022, organised by RailTech.com, will take place on 12–13 October in Berlin.
Umo is coming to Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada, improving convenience and access to public transit by embracing contactless fare technology.
Eve will conduct its first North American urban air mobility (UAM) simulation in Chicago using helicopters powered by Blade Air Mobility.
Harbour Air has conducted the first point to point electric seaplane flight from Vancouver to Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
Octopus Energy and National Grid ESO have conducted the first successful integration of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology in Great Britain.
Although it may not be broadly available today, learn why wireless vehicle charging needs to be a requirement on all EVs, not just an option.
The government has unveiled plans, backed by 100 million GBP in funding, to rollout autonomous vehicles in the UK by 2025.
TIER has unveiled its in-app accuracy test to deter riders from riding an e-scooter after consuming alcohol.
Lyft is launching Motional's all-electric IONIQ 5 autonomous robotaxi on its ride-hailing network in Las Vegas.
Optibus has been declared as one of the winners of the Better e-Bus Challenge 2022, organized by the World Resources Institute India (WRI).
TransLink has installed 54 trip-planning touchscreens at transit hubs to make multimodal public transport more convenient in Metro Vancouver.
Argo AI has partnered with 412 Food Rescue and Parkhurst Dining to provide an autonomous food delivery service in Pittsburgh.
Scotland's first autonomous vehicle passenger service is being piloted at Inverness Campus using a Navya Autonom shuttle.
Ford is trialling new headlight technology that projects directions, speed limits and weather information onto the road ahead.
With the advancements of technology and growing popularity, it’s time we saw Formula E not only as an entertaining sport, but as an opportunity.
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that e-bikes will be introduced in London's Santander Cycles scheme from 12 September 2022.
During the Future Mobility Sector and Showcase days hosted by the West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) on 4 and 5 August, industry leaders discussed the liabilit...
Kapsch TrafficCom is proud to be part of the team working on the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems upgrade of Queensland's Bruce Highway.
Cisco’s validated connectivity solution provides for management and monitoring of connected EV charge points.
Helbiz is expanding its intermodal mobility offering with the launch of a Helbiz Taxi service, which will offer on-demand taxis.
Bristow has placed a firm order for five electrically powered vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from BETA Technologies.
Building on the global growth in electric vehicles, WiTricity has just completed a new funding round of $63 million.
TIER Mobility has launched its sixth generation e-scooter model, the TIER 6, which will be introduced in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Sweden.
Siemens and MAHLE have signed a letter of intent to see how they could work together to make inductive charging systems more standardised.
Although electric vehicles are often seen as a simple solution for reducing emissions from transport, this hype is arguably not the reality.
Today, transport operators can have access to all the data required to build data-informed transport networks.
Navya has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, AECOM, and the city of White Bear Lake to deploy an autonomous shuttle.
Italy has launched its first General Plan of Cycling Mobility, which includes an investment of 1.2 billion EUR.
The city of Sharjah is actively developing the next level of intelligent traffic management capabilities together with Kapsch TrafficCom.
Padam Mobility works to better communicate and optimise the estimated travel times for its on-demand and paratransit services.
The venture building program ATOM Mobility Hub is helping ambitious entrepreneurs to build mobility ventures from zero.
Padam Mobility and Hacon have developed a mobility app for the southwest of France, which maps the entire mobility offer in the region.
Argo AI has established the Argo Safety Advisory Council to provide advice on safety practices and policies for its autonomous operations.
A recent article in Wired highlighted the gender gap that currently exists in electric vehicles: WiTricity sheds light on the subject.
Cummins Inc. has completed its acquisition of Meritor, Inc., supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket and electric powertrain solutions.
Hyundai has unveiled its HMG Smart City master model which incorporates underground autonomous mobility and advanced air mobility solutions.
MaaS can play a part in addressing some of the bigger societal issues set out by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Use the form opposite to get in touch with Voi directly to discuss any requirements you might have.