Lime looks to transition into a broader Mobility-as-a-Service platform
Lime Platform will launch with seated scooter company Wheels as its first integration, as Lime looks ahead to micromobility-as-a-service.
Micromobility firm Lime has gone live with Lime Platform – a new platform it hopes will make it the most reliable option for all shared, electric vehicle trips under five miles.
The platform is dedicated entirely to micromobility services and represent’s Lime’s long-term strategy to become a Mobility-as-a-Service platform.
The move will see Lime integrating third-party micromobility operators into the platform, offering a range of electric vehicle types to people who are demanding more transportation options to make short trips around their cities – especially in the wake of COVID-19.
This begins with integrating Wheels – a shared seated scooter company – into Lime Platform in winter 2020. Wheels’ fleet will initially be available in the Lime app for users in Austin, Berlin, Miami and Seattle.
Lime says that the launch of the platform will help it achieve its goal to replace car trips of under five miles, which currently account for up to half of all miles traveled in many countries.
The company is seeking to expand the new platform with partners around the world and is expected to make another announcement in the coming months.
Lime says that the platform will eventually offer a wide range of vehicle types to meet the needs of any trip distance or preference.