AN e-scooter subscription service has launched in Chard and Crewkerne.

Zwings, who run the e-scooters in the town, is working with South Somerset District Council (SSDC) to offer a Zwings Ride Pass.

This will mean riders will be able to buy passes based on how much they use the e-scooters.

The Ride Pass is already available in Yeovil.

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Sarah Dyke, SSDC’s portfolio holder for environment, said they are “delighted” about the launch of the service.

“This ride pass is a great initiative to reward users who have embraced and incorporated regular e-scootering into their day to day lives and have reduced the reliance on their cars,” she said.

“We hope this new incentive will encourage more people to make the switch to this sustainable, cleaner mode of transport for those short about town trips and be advocates for cleaner air and a better environment for all.”

The packages will also offer riders up to an hour of free scooting.

E-scooter riders in the towns will be able to buy multiple subscription options, including £50, £25, £10 and £5 packages.

Joe Lewin, Zwings CEO, said they are launching the service to offer riders a ‘more cost-efficient’ way of getting around town.

“As we move towards summer, Zwings rental e-scooters have become an essential socially-distanced, sustainable, and enjoyable transport solution in Chard and Crewkerne,” he added.

“Most of our riders use our e-scooters as a first and last mile commuting option for their daily personal trips.

“We hope that the introduction of services like the Ride Pass will help achieve long-term behavioural changes within Chard and Crewkerne.

“We hope it will encourage people to switch to sustainable modes of travel - ultimately reimagining the way communities travel by creating a new culture of shared transportation.”

The e-scooters launched in Chard and Crewkerne on March 25.

To use the service, download the Zwings app.