New York City and London Commence Scooter Trials

New York City, New York, USA and London, UK  New York City’s days as one of the last remaining holdouts in the dockless electric scooter boom is finally at an end. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the selection of Bird, Lime, and VeoRide as the participants in its inaugural e-scooter pilot.  The companies are expected to…

Lime to Invest $64 Million Into Ebike Share as it Eyes Float

Lime eBikes

Market leading Lime is getting back to its roots. The scooter company formerly known as LimeBike announced in late February 2021 that it will invest US$50 million (A$64 million) to grow its shared electric bicycle network, including adding a new model of bike and doubling the number of cities in which it operates.

Lime got its start with shared bikes, only to quickly pivot after Bird first introduced the concept of dockless electric scooters in 2017. The company dropped the ‘bike’ from its name and started phasing out its bikes in 2019. But the following year, Lime acquired bike-share company Jump from Uber, and suddenly, bikes were back on the menu.

Dockless Ebike Share – A First Time User’s Perspective

Lime Bikes - Sydney Ebikes

I deliberately did not go online to read any instructions in advance. I wanted to see what the experience would be like if I was a casual tourist or local visitor, just hiring on impulse. Phil Latz Sydney / NSW Last year Lime rolled out their re-branded Jump dockless ebike system in Sydney. During a…