The maximum speed of the Lime-E is 14.8mph and the power automatically adapts to the user’s natural pedal experience
Bike-share provider, LimeBike, has launched its first electric-assist bike fleet in Seattle as part of the nation’s largest shared electric-assist bike release in history. With this launch, Seattle will have more shared e-bikes than any other city in the country.
Called Lime-E, these electric assist bikes will cost riders $1 to unlock and an additional $0.10 per minute of riding time. The updated pricing allows Lime-E to be one of the most affordable modes of transportation, and offers upgraded technology and faster speeds for riders.
The faster bikes will enable Seattle 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 14.8 MPH and the power will automatically adjust to adapt to the users’ natural pedal experience. Riders can easily climb up the 30 degree hills in Seattle.
"Lime-E will provide Seattle with a fast, efficient, equitable source of first-and-last mile transportation at no cost to the city and minimal cost to riders," said Toby Sun, co-founder and CEO of LimeBike. "We are constantly transforming and adapting our fleet to fit the needs of each market, and we’re excited to offer our electric assist bikes to Seattle first."
After the first market launch in June 2017, LimeBike is currently available in 45 markets, making it the fastest-growing smart bike-share in the US. This e-assist launch transitions LimeBike from a smart bike-share company to a smart mobility solution provider.
In the coming months, LimeBike plans to roll out Lime-E beyond Seattle, including Southern California and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Lime-E usage is already proving success in pilot markets by increasing the usage of pedal bikes even further.
LimeBike wants to revolutionise mobility in cities and campuses by empowering residents with a greener, more efficient, and affordable transportation option that also improves urban sustainability.
It partners with local key stakeholders to deploy a fleet of smart-bikes that are enabled with GPS, wireless technology, and self-activating locks to improve urban mobility by making the first and last mile faster, cheaper, and healthier for riders.
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