Vehicle hire schemes in Birmingham

We had Car2Go Smartcar's all around Birmingham during 2013 to 2014 (it didn't last long). And we now have Voi e-scooters in the City Centre. How long will this trial last?

Car2Go had Smartcar's all around Birmingham during 2013 to 2014. Users had to pay and use an app to unlock the car. I think they were tracked on GPS.


Car2Go on Gas Street, Birmingham (August 2013). Photography by Elliott Brown


Similar to 2020's Voi's electric scooters. Although so far that's been within the City Centre (Middle Ring Road boundary). But how long will it last? Street legal, but some people have ridden them on pavements.

Voi eScooter

Voi e-Scooter near St Martin in the Bullring (October 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

06 Nov 2020 - On-going


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