Deliveroo moped riders go electric, by the hour

Deliveroo moped riders go electric, by the hour


Food delivery giant Deliveroo and electric moped rental company Elmovo are rolling out a new service where food delivery riders in London can rent an electric moped by the hour with all the kit and insurance needed to complete food deliveries. The ability to hire and deliver on-demand is designed to match the flexibility that riders enjoy in determining their own working hours when working with Deliveroo.

Deliveroo believes that supporting the use of electric vehicles for food delivery will help with wider take-up of the vehicles and help London on its mission to reduce air pollution. This exciting new service aims to provide delivery riders with a low-cost, app-based rental facility for electric mopeds. Elmovo is initially launching its services in London from the first Elmovo rental station located in Marylebone, with Battersea and Bethnal Green following later this month.

Deliveroo has invested in the scheme as part of its efforts to get riders to switch to eco-friendly alternatives to traditional moped. Riders will be able to rent the scooters for £1.83 per hour which includes food delivery insurance and all other costs with further discounts planned. The partnership will see 72 Deliveroo-branded electric scooters being made available for flexible rental, exclusively by Deliveroo riders. Over 500 hundred riders have already registered for the scheme.  

The zero emission mopeds are supplied by Govecs, the German electric scooter fleet specialist. They have a 55-75 mile range meaning riders won't have to recharge during rental periods and have a top speed of 30mph, balancing performance with safety for city riding. Deliveroo-branded waterproof and windproof leg cover for comfort and wellbeing - whatever the weather - are included, with a large capacity hard shell food box with 3 LED-illuminated advertising panels for excellent branding visibility at all hours.

Dan Warne, MD for Deliveroo in the UK and Ireland, said:

"Deliveroo wants every meal we deliver to be truly amazing, but that is only possible if the delivery is sustainable alongside the great food we offer. Our company's brand colour is teal but we are working hard to make sure we are a green company too. Electric mopeds and bikes represent an environmental friendly, neighbourhood conscious solution to cut emissions which save riders money in the long run.

"We are delighted to be working with Elmovo to offer this flexible hire scheme that matches the flexibility riders have come to expect when working with Deliveroo. We hope this encourages further take up of e-bikes and e-mopeds across London and beyond."

William Sieghart of Elmovo said:

 "Our aim is to bring the cost of the latest-technology electric mopeds down and within reach of every delivery rider. We also wanted the system to be as flexible as possible to match delivery riders' work sessions. Absolutely everything is included, so riders simply just have to turn up and get working immediately."


Elmovo was founded by business partners Paul Keppler and James Royall who between them have ten years' experience in providing electric bicycles and mopeds to commercial operators throughout the UK.

Through their work in the food delivery sector Paul and James realised the high up front purchase cost of electric transport was promoting the use of older, high emission mopeds which also offered little in the way of safety features for riders. The Elmovo rental system aims to solve these problems by offering the latest technology zero emission scooters on low cost short term rental. / [email protected]

Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with over 80,000 best-loved restaurants and takeaways, as well as 60,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world.  Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with 2,500 employees in offices around the globe.

Deliveroo operates in over 500 towns and cities across 14 markets, including Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.

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