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Lime and Octopus team for a greener London

Lime warehouses, which charge Lime-E electric assist bike batteries, are being powered by clean and renewable energy in the UK capital.

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The partnership aims to reduce London's carbon footprint and congestion
The partnership aims to reduce London's carbon footprint and congestion

Urban mobility company, Lime, has teamed with green energy provider Octopus Energy for Business in a bid to make use of its electric-assist bikes in London carbon neutral.

 

Lime warehouses, which charge Lime-E electric-assist bike batteries, are being powered by Octopus Energy which supplies clean and renewable energy.

 

Reducing carbon and congestion

 

Lime said it aims to reduce the city’s carbon footprint through its electric fleet, helping to tackle congestion and the ever-increasing levels of pollution in the capital.

 

The Lime e-bikes currently have a battery life of 48 hours, which are regularly changed by Lime’s London team. These new batteries are charged-up at the Octopus-powered warehouses, making use of the bikes entirely carbon neutral, according to Lime.

 

“We’re thrilled to be actively helping London become more sustainable and environmentally friendly,” said Jaanaki Momaya, general manager for Lime UK.

 

“By partnering with Octopus Energy, we hope to encourage more businesses and Londoners to reduce their carbon footprint and transform London into a greener city, and are delighted to offer a completely carbon neutral transport option for the bustling capital.”

"We hope to encourage more businesses and Londoners to reduce their carbon footprint and transform London into a greener city"

This latest partnership is part of Lime’s Green Initiative, which seeks to actively supporting the fight against pollution congestion and climate change by reducing the number of car journeys and emissions on the roads.

 

It follows the company’s launch in Milton Keynes and London late last year, with 1,000 Lime e-bikes positioned throughout the London boroughs of Brent and Ealing.

 

“Octopus Energy is delighted to be partnering with Lime and helping to make London greener and cleaner by powering its warehouses with 100 per cent renewable electricity, and sharing the Octopus mission of speeding the transition to a clean energy future for local businesses and domestic customers,” added Zoisa Walton, director Octopus Energy for Business.

 

By partnering with local key stakeholders and systematically deploying a fleet of smart bikes and scooters that are enabled with GPS, wireless technology, and self-activating locks, Lime claims it is changing urban mobility by making the first and last mile faster, cheaper, and healthier for riders.

 

Lime can be found in major European cities such as Athens, Brussels, Lisbon, Lyon, Madrid, Malmö, Paris, Poznan, Prague, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Wroclaw, and Zaragoza.

 

Octopus Energy launched to the public in April 2016 and supplies 100 per cent renewable electricity to more than 500,000 homes and 5,000 businesses.

 

Octopus Energy is backed by Octopus Group which manages more than £8.6bn of funds. Octopus Group has invested more than £2.7bn in renewable assets across Europe.

 

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