LimeBike welcomes electric-assist bikes to their fleet

Posted: 9 January 2018 | | No comments yet

Dockless bike-share company promotes a sustainable lifestyle by diversifying its growing fleet of transportation options for urban communities…

LimeBike welcomes electric-assist bikes to their fleet

LimeBike has announced the addition of electric-assist bikes to its fleet. Called Lime-E, these bikes will be available in existing LimeBike markets including Seattle, Miami, Scottsdale, Southern California and the greater San Francisco bay area.

Lime-E bikes will cost users $1 to unlock and an additional $1 per every 10 minutes of riding time – a price that makes Lime-E one of the most affordable modes of transportation whilst offering upgraded technology and faster speeds. LimeBike is committed to making bike-sharing affordable and will continue to provide discounted pricing for students and low-income riders.

These new fleets will require larger local operation teams to ensure prompt maintenance of the bikes, consequently leading to the creation of more jobs in target markets.

The addition of Lime-E bikes to the existing fleet positions the company as a key player in the future of mobility. The faster bikes enable riders to get to their destinations more quickly, but still more affordably than driving or using traditional ride-share services. The maximum speed on the bikes is 15 mph and the power can smartly adjust to adapt to the users’ natural pedalling. Therefore riders can easily climb up the 30 degree hills in Seattle and San Francisco.

LimeBike’s new addition will be popular with the public members owing to its affordable costs and accessibility but they will also be welcomed by the authorities as the Lime-E bikes promote a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.

“2018 is shaping up to be a landmark year for the global bike-share movement,” said Toby Sun, CEO and Co-founder of LimeBike. “As the fastest growing smart mobility solution company, LimeBike is evolving to respond to the limitations of traditional, docked bike-share services based on cost, accessibility and overall ageing infrastructure. Our electric-assist bike, Lime-E, will provide cities with a fast, efficient, equitable source of first-and last-mile transportation at absolutely no cost to taxpayers and minimal cost to riders.”