Voi, Europe’s leading micro-mobility provider is teaming up with Biliti Electric, an electric three-wheeler manufacturing company, to become the first e-scooter UK company to trial an all-electric tuk-tuk (three-wheeler) as part of its commitment to offering a carbon-neutral mobility service. Biliti’s Taskman (e-3W) will be used to travel around Bristol to carry out service tasks like swapping batteries and maintenance.
The three-wheeled, open-cabin, and all-electric zero-emission ‘tuk-tuk’ vehicle – known as the Biliti Taskman EV – It’s been manufactured in Hyderabad, India, and will soon become a regular sight on the streets of Bristol, UK. The partnership will see the vehicle integrated into Voi’s warehouse vehicle fleet to support on-street maintenance within the city’s new Clean Air Zone which includes over 130 conveniently located e-scooter parking spots.
Since launching in 2020, riders in Bristol have completed nearly 8 million journeys — the equivalent of replacing over 2.8 million car trips — to make it one the largest e-scooter schemes in the UK and one of the most popular in Europe.
Powered by swappable electric batteries, the modest maximum speed of just 25 mph and maximum range of 110 miles, as well as its small design and comfortable ride, means the Taskman is perfect for navigating around the city and tackling Bristol’s cobbled roads.
Biliti Electric is one of the fastest-growing global mobility companies and is focused on delivering its mission of introducing smart, efficient, and affordable electric mobility solutions to businesses, such as for major companies like Ikea, Walmart, FedEx, and Amazon. The company has earlier reported its plans to set up the world’s largest electric three-wheeler manufacturing plant in the state of Telangana, India.
Saving ten times the carbon emission of a traditional diesel engine van doing the same job, the partnership is also an important part of Voi’s commitment to offering a carbon-neutral mobility service that champions its vision of cities made for living by helping cities transition to a future free of noise and pollution.
Emma Hughes, Partnerships Manager, UK & Ireland at Voi, said, “We’re delighted to be the first e-scooter company to partner with Biliti Electric as it recognises both companies’ industry-leading vision of creating cities free of pollution and congestion. While this is an unusual sight on the streets of the UK, we will be putting the Biliti Taskman ‘tuk-tuk’ through its paces as part of our commitment to continually innovating and finding new solutions to improve our service without harming the environment.”
Rajarshi Rakesh Sahai, the CEO, of EMEA at Biliti Electric, said, “We are glad to be partnering with Voi in electrifying their operation fleets. Our mission in Europe is to help companies like Voi in mitigating their emissions, with our clean and green ‘L2 Electric’ vehicles that lend themselves perfectly to the varying operational tasks, branding, and community engagement.
Biliti Electric’s solutions provide unmatched manoeuvrability, cost and CO2 efficiency, and durability as a true replacement to ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicles”