Lime launches latest Gen4 micro-mobility vehicles in Doha, Qatar

Posted: 23 January 2023 | | No comments yet

As part of its expansion in the Middle East, Lime’s e-bikes and e-scooters will provide Doha’s residents with a sustainable alternative to the private car, supporting the city to tackle the climate crisis.

Lime launches latest Gen4 micro-mobility vehicles in Doha, Qatar

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Lime has announced the launch of its rental Gen4 e-scooters and e-bikes in Doha, Qatar. This marks the company’s official launch in the Middle Eastern country and will see Lime providing residents and visitors of Doha with convenient and carbon free transport options to get around the city as it looks to reduce traffic. 

Both Lime’s Gen4 e-scooters and Gen4 e-bikes will be available to hire via the Lime app. As part of its commitment to providing responsible service to all riders in the city, an ‘end trip photo’ of the parked vehicle once the rider’s journey has ended will be required to ensure responsible parking. 

The micro-mobility operator’s launch in Qatar is the latest in a series of new city launches in the Middle East, with e-bikes and e-scooters also recently launching in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 

Mohamed Abouhussein, Regional General Manager for Middle East and Africa at Lime, said: “We are delighted to launch in Doha. Transportation systems all over the world are encouraging more people out of cars and onto sustainable options as a key way to tackle the climate crisis and reduce congestion. Building cities that look different from today – and most importantly are shared, affordable and carbon free – is core to our mission.”

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Highlights of the Gen4 e-scooter includes:

  • Swept back handlebars, allowing for more a comfortable grip
  • Dual hand brake system to make slowing and stopping easier and more immediate when needed
  • Lowered baseboard to optimise the centre of gravity on the scooter and make getting on and off easier
  • New kickstand with two legs to help avoid scooters from being tipped over when parked, which can help to reduce clutter on pavements
  • Enhanced suspension and larger wheels mean a smoother ride over cracks, and warped pavements.

Highlights of Lime’s Gen4 e-bike includes: 

  • Increased motor power to help riders easily climb hills and re-start their ride when stopped/stationary at red traffic lights or pedestrian crossings
  • A new phone holder, allowing riders to easily navigate and follow directions without having to stop and look at their phones 
  • An automatic two-speed transmission that eliminates the prior generation’s gears for easier acceleration and smoother riding
  • A modular design, extending the usable life to over five years
  • Interchangeable battery, which means its e-bike batteries will now be shared and swappable with Lime’s e-scooters. 

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