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Company looking to power electric bike revolution

Company looking to power electric bike revolution

Wednesday 07 April 2021

Company looking to power electric bike revolution


An electric bike-share initiative has been brought over to Guernsey.

The roads have never been busier and finding a place to park has never been harder, two problems the Director of EVie is trying to solve.

“We want to change people’s expectations and behaviour in how they use transport on the island,” said Gavin Breeze.

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Pictured: 25 bikes arrived in Guernsey over the Easter weekend.

So, how does it work? Download the Freebike app through the App Store or Google Play, scan the bike bar code at one of the ‘stations’ and you’re off. 

“We think there’s a big opportunity for people who might want to pop off and go for a swim at lunch,” said Mr Breeze.

“We know there are a number of people who drive in to town for 07:30 wait an hour-and-a-half to start work and then are reluctant to drive off during the day for fear of losing a parking space."

Pictured: The initiative has been championed by Deputy Lindsay de Sausmarez, who supported the business as it started with its intention to launch in Guernsey.

The company has gathered 12,000 subscribers in Jersey and is hoping to replicate the success here.

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Pictured: EVie wants to bring 80 more bikes over to Guernsey after its ‘soft launch’.

The rental costs £1 per 10 minutes for the first two hours; a half day costs £16 ;and a full day costs £19.

You can pick up an EVie bike from a number of stations on the island; once downloaded the app will locate the nearest bike to you. 

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