Chester, along with Milton Keynes, Middlesborough, Stafford, Yarmouth, Scunthorpe and other towns and cities benefits from Ginger’s solar powered scooter scheme.

eScooters and eBikes will be available at Green Expo along with safety helmets for anyone to ‘have a go’ and learn about riding safely in the city. They will also be encouraging anyone to have a go on their online ‘Ginger Train’ programme. 

Ginger cares about the UK’s local communities and wants to make them better connected, to improve the liveability of towns and cities for all. Its approach is to help build a shared transport service that integrates well with local areas, working closely with local councils, addressing residents’ and councils’ needs.

Ginger, works in partnership with Chester business, Dandy’s to use solar panels and Tesla battery charging facilities to power and recharge the fleet.

Chester’s trial has been extended to 31 May 2024 as its continuing popularity sees 25,000 people register via the mobile app to hire e-scooters. There are now over 170 e-scooters available for hire from 49 dockless parking locations in Chester. Riders have clocked up 245,000 miles – more than ten times the circumference of the earth.

There is a really useful FAQs section on the web site and an opportunity to record any safety concerns.