Over 100 million rides have now been made with Lime
Posted: 18 September 2019 | Intelligent Transport
Lime’s e-scooters and e-bikes set out to reduce pollution and mitigate climate change in cities across the globe, with one in four Lime rides replacing a car trip.
Micromobility company Lime has surpassed 100 million trips globally, just two years since the company launched.
Thanks to the shift from cars to e-scooters and e-bikes, Lime riders are said to be directly responsible for preventing 25 million miles of car travel.
This figure also equates to preventing 1.2 million gallons of fuel from being burned, keeping 9,000 metric tonnes of carbon emissions out of the atmosphere; it would take a 10,000-acre forest more than a year to capture that quantity of carbon.
Since launching in 2017, Lime has expanded to over 120 cities across 30 countries and five continents. The company has received $777 million in funding to date, and now employs over 700 workers worldwide, while more than 15 million have downloaded the Lime app.
In addition to its mission to reimagine urban life through mobility, Lime is aiming to transform city life to make cities more liveable and give people a greener way to get around their urban environments. More than 50 per cent of riders report using Lime to commute to or from work or school, while 40 per cent of Lime rides are during weekday peak commuting hours.
Lime’s rides are powered by renewable energy; since launching, it has purchased over 3,600MWh of solar, wind and small-hydro power.
The company is continuing to work with city officials and community leaders who share a vision of creating car-free infrastructures and to help advance safety standards for e-scooters and e-bikes.