Oxford's e-scooter trial has been extended for another four months.

The scheme, which was due to end on Tuesday, will now last until the end of next March to further gather evidence on how e-scooters are being used in the city.

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E-scooter operator Voi and Oxfordshire County Council has been leading the trial since its launch in February.

There have been 118,000 trips using the e-scooters so far, replacing an estimated 40,000 short car journeys across the city as well as helping improve local air quality by preventing around 21 tonnes of C02 emissions.

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Councillor Tim Bearder, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Management, said: "These e-scooters are a genuinely useful and low-carbon mode of transport to make short journeys across the city of Oxford.

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"As a county council, we are committed to addressing climate change and transport innovation is a key part of that. With the extension of the trial, many more residents can now benefit from a convenient, green, low-cost alternative to cars."

Voi is part of a UK Government initiative to provide direct and greener transport options around non-pedestrianised areas in busy towns and cities.

Its trial has also been extended in all 16 towns and cities that it operates in across the UK such as Liverpool, Bath and Bristol.

Oxford Mail:

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Jack Samler, general manager at Voi UK and Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to continue our successful relationship with Oxfordshire County Council as the scheme goes from strength to strength following the recent expansion in the city.

"Today’s announcement is also welcome news for thousands of people who’ve made this environmentally-friendly mode of transport part of their everyday lives."

To ride a scooter around the city, users can download the Voi app free on Apple App Store or Google Play. 

Users must be over 18 years old with at least a valid provisional drivers licence. 

They cost £1 to unlock and 20p per minute to ride.

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