Lime celebrates one million e-scooter rides in Milton Keynes with new Gen4 e-bike

Posted: 3 July 2023 | | No comments yet

Lime unveils its new Gen4 e-scooter in Milton Keynes, providing residents with an enhanced and eco-friendly mode of transportation, with improved performance, advanced safety features and a streamlined design.

Lime celebrates one million e-scooter rides in Milton Keynes with new Gen4 e-bike

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Lime has announced that residents of Milton Keynes have reached a milestone of one million e-scooter rides since the service had been launched in the city in 2020. In addition, Lime has introduced its latest Gen4 e-bike in Milton Keynes, offering users an environmentally friendly transportation option.

Over the course of their e-scooter rides, Milton Keynes residents have covered a distance of more than 1.1 million miles, which is equivalent to two round trips to the moon. Lime has experienced a 95% increase in e-scooter trips completed in 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. The adoption of shared and sustainable transport options by locals has resulted in a reduction of 532,406.2 kg of CO2 emissions.

In response to the growing demand for sustainable shared transport in the city, Lime is launching its newest Gen4 e-bike model. The Gen4 e-bike features innovative attributes such as interchangeable batteries, automatic two-speed transmission and improved acceleration.

Lime offers a service called Lime Access, allowing eligible riders in Milton Keynes to avail discounts on e-bike and e-scooter rides. The service aims to provide accessible transport options for various groups, including key workers, students and job seekers.

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Alice Pleasant, Public Affairs Manager at Lime, said: “We’re always looking to encourage more UK riders to embrace affordable and sustainable transport options, and this milestone is evidence that the public’s mindset towards eco-friendly transport is changing and heading in a positive direction. Working with Milton Keynes City Council, we will continue to provide and encourage these options as we look to motivate more people out of cars for journeys under five miles.”

Councillor Jennifer Wilson-Markley, Cabinet Member for Climate Action and Sustainability at Milton Keynes City Council, said: “It’s positive to see so many people embracing alternative and more sustainable ways to travel. We’ll continue our work to give residents greener ways to get around.”

Lime’s presence in the UK has witnessed significant growth, with a 317% year-on-year increase in total trips taken between 2021 and 2022. To meet the rising demand, Lime has pledged to invest £23.5 million in the UK in 2023, bolstering its operations nationwide. This investment includes £10.3 million for new hardware, vehicles and batteries, £11.5 million for labour across operations, as well as £800,000 for warehouses and fixed costs.

In 2022, Lime had already invested £1 million in Milton Keynes, providing employment opportunities for local policy and operational staff, as well as the latest hardware for city-wide travel.