GreenStorm to offer hourly e-bike hire in exchange
The Austrian eMobility service provider Greenstorm, which has made a name for itself with an exchange concept for the hotel industry, is expanding its business field. Its subsidiary Green4rent makes it possible to rent e-bikes from partners such as fitness centres or campsites.
Lyft puts brakes on e-bike-sharing in NYC
Citi Bike is withdrawing all 1,000 electric bicycles in New York City due to safety concerns regarding the brakes. Lyft, which owns Citi Bike, made similar arrangements for its bike-sharing services in Washington and San Francisco.
Paris to launch world’s largest electric bicycle fleet
The greater Paris area will be launching a state-funded initiative to move commuters from driving cars and switch to electric bicycles. Starting in September 2019, Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) will set up 10,000 e-bikes for long-term rental, with an option to expand to 20,000, which would make it the world’s largest e-bike rental programme.
Uber to share e-bikes in Europe, expanding UberGreen
Uber has not given up on Europe despite a ban of their ride hail service in many cities. Instead the firm tries to tie in with local authorities on a greener note. They want to launch electric bike sharing through their Jump subsidiary and also UberGreen, first in Berlin.
Frisco’s Scoot Networks coming to Europe
Scoot Networks, the electric scooter sharing company from San Francisco, has just set up its European HQ in Barcelona. Catalonia’s capital now also got about 1,500 electric two-wheelers to share at their disposal and Scoot plans to take shared mobility further.
Uber integrates e-bikes into fleet
The ride-share provider Uber has added a new tool to their case: electric ride-share company Jump Bikes, that is currently active in San Francisco and Washington D.C. The pedelecs are already available via the Uber app.
LimeBike to bring 500 Pedelecs to Seattle
The Californian bike-sharing startup LimeBike, which already holds approximately 3,000 bicycles in Seattle, will be starting roll-out of their first 500 pedal electric bikes, which they will be calling Lime-E.
Uber considering e-bike sharing model
The ride share conglomerate is reportedly considering expanding into electric bicycles. In San Francisco a pilot project is to start offering the rental and sharing of ebikes in cooperation with the bike-sharing company Jump Bikes, whose 250 Pedelec electric bicycles can be rented through the Uber app.
Stockholm gets one of a kind e-bike sharing
5,000 hire electric bicycles will be rolled out in the Swedish capital in 2018 and 2019 after the current contract for the 1,200 regular rental bikes will finish this year. The pedelecs are marketed as “Hybrid Bikes” not only for their muscle-electric propulsion system but also because their batteries can be removed.
Start them off young.
Who says bike-sharing is only for grown-ups? Paris now offers kids’ bikes at five locations, as part of its Velib’ bike-sharing scheme. From bikes with training wheels to balance bikes – with ‘P’tit Velib,’ children can learn to share. A skill they will hopefully not forget as they get older.