Lime partners with Allianz to improve safety of micromobility
Posted: 28 May 2020 | Sam Mehmet (Intelligent Transport)
The global partnership offers riders two types of safety insurance, aimed to give them confidence whilst riding and ultimately boost the uptake of micromobility.
Micromobility firm Lime, and Allianz, via its Allianz Partners entity dedicated to assistance and insurance solutions, have entered into a global strategic partnership focused on improving the safety of micromobility.
Together, Lime and Allianz have launched an insurance programme that automatically provides Lime riders with two types of insurance: Personal Accident Insurance, and Liability Insurance, at no extra cost.
The programme will be rolled-out across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and has already launched in France, and partly in Germany, Italy, Portugal and Denmark.
The two partners have co-designed a two-year safety campaign to run until March 2022, aiming to advance micromobility safety issues around the world. The campaign will feature:
- Helmet sponsorship: Allianz is sponsoring 50,000 helmets over two years
- Scooter-certification: Riders will be invited to participate in an interactive test about e-scooter road safety, with the possibility of receiving a complimentary Lime ride
- Local ride safety trainings: Riders can learn about road safety through videos and attending e-scooter ride safety trainings where Allianz-sponsored helmets will be distributed.
These initiatives will launch initially in France in cooperation with the local Allianz network and the programme will be adapted and rolled-out to other markets in the coming months. “Keeping our riders and communities safe is at the forefront of Lime’s mission,” said Wayne Ting, CEO of Lime. “We are excited to partner with Allianz to design a best-in-class insurance and safety programme as their deep expertise and leadership will be invaluable to our commitment to safety. As the demand for micromobility continues to grow around the world, safety must remain at the forefront and this program will ensure the highest standard for our riders and set a new bar across the industry.”
“As the world is gradually adopting multimodal new mobility, we actively support this evolution by offering new products and service solutions for the emerging mobility ecosystem to meet the safety challenges that come with this mobility transformation,” said Sirma Boshnakova, CEO of Allianz Partners. “As a leader in risk management solutions, Allianz works with top mobility players to create new and innovative solutions to ensure our customers’ safety. Allianz is excited to partner with Lime on a new insurance solution. This is a clear demonstration from Lime that safety and reliability is their number one priority and further shows that Allianz is the Insurer of choice for New Mobility. With Lime, we are determined to prepare ourselves for the future in managing risks in mobility for everyone.”