Voi has announced the launch of its latest e-scooter, the Voiager 5 (V5), which has been designed as the company’s safest and most durable model to date.
Voi has built upon the successes of the Voiager 4 (V4) through repair cycle analyses and quality assurance checks to ensure the V5 is even more sustainable than the previous model. The V5 is consequently made with more than twice as many recycled materials and includes components that are easier to repair and reuse.
This commitment to the e-scooter’s sustainable design and manufacturing advances Voi’s Circular Vehicle Programme as part of its mission to become carbon positive by 2030 – saving more greenhouse gases than it is emitting.
“Sustainability and safety are founding pillars at Voi. The future of micromobility is to design fully circular and low carbon vehicles. We have set this as our target by 2025 and the Voiager 5 is a huge step in this direction. We have more than doubled recycled materials used, ensured full repairability and improved the durability of each component. The V5 will set a new benchmark for sustainable vehicle production.”
Improved features such as an updated dashboard design, an integrated phone holder, and an automated turn indicator switch also enhance the rider experience and help riders navigate city streets safely and efficiently.
In addition, the V5 has a larger front wheel with increased tyre tread depth for improved safety and greater shock absorption. The height between the road and the rider has also been increased to prevent the scraping of the footdeck when navigating potholes.
To further this focus on safety, the V5’s brakes are more durable and sturdy and the reinforced brake cables are now easier for mechanics to access. This change reduces the time the scooter spends in the warehouse for maintenance.
When developing the V5, Voi collaborated with organisations such as Open Inclusion and Women in Transport, and engaged with more than 1,000 people, including women, people with disabilities, older people, and parents with young children. This level of engagement allowed Voi’s engineers to better understand mobility barriers and create solutions for a range of mobility needs.
“Traditionally transport services and products are designed by men for men, yet more inclusive vehicles are necessary to make transport better and more accessible to everyone. That’s why it’s been so important to work with so many people and organisations to make the V5 our safest and most inclusive vehicle yet. This is something we will continue today as part of our aim to be a company that builds solutions and includes all voices in the service design from end to end to tackle climate change and shape cities for living.”
The V5 fleet is also equipped with the latest technology so that riders can end their rides at designated parking spots with sub-metre accuracy. In addition, riders and non-riders will be able to scan a QR code to easily let Voi know if a vehicle is wrongly parked.
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