Oct 18, 2020 - 06:33 pm
Copenhagen to put an end to free-floating e-scooters
The Danish capital Copenhagen wants to ban rental electric scooters from 1 January 2021 in the city centre. They say the measure is primarily out of consideration for senior citizens because riders would scatter the light EVs in public spaces.
Jul 27, 2020 - 05:41 pm
Lime, Tier and Dott win Paris electric kick scooter tender
Lime, Tier and Dott were granted permission to operate in Paris, while all other operators will have to pack up and go: The three e-scooter suppliers were able to prevail in a tender. They will each receive a two-year contract, during which they will be allowed to use 5,000 electric scooters in the city.
May 8, 2020 - 05:54 pm
Lime take on Uber’s Jump e-bikes and rake in $170M
The Covid-19 craze claims yet another victim as the micro-mobility market seeks consolidation. Scooter and bike-sharing company Lime managed to convince Uber and Google’s alphabet to lead a financing round over $170M.
Mar 27, 2020 - 12:51 pm
Lime is facing tough times due to Covid-19 pandemic
Due to the coronavirus crisis, the electric kick scooter rental company Lime has largely ceased operations, and sales have therefore shrunk sharply. According to a media report, this could even call the future of the company into question.
Jan 13, 2020 - 02:44 pm
Lime is withdrawing e-scooter sharing from 12 cities
The shared e-scooter supplier Lime is withdrawing from twelve cities due to lack of profitability. In the USA these include Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio, in Latin America Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the Austrian city of Linz in Europe.
Aug 16, 2019 - 03:05 pm
Uber & Lime expand cooperation in Europe
Uber clients in Europe may now book Lime e-bikes straight through the Uber app. The cooperation started in the US and is currently being rolled out across the continent. Prague, Warsaw and Stockholm are among the first wave of European markets with other capitals to follow suit.
Aug 15, 2019 - 07:28 pm
Lime expanding services in Germany
Lime boss Brad Bao announced in an interview that the US sharing provider will soon launch its electric kick-scooters in seven more German cities. Lime is already active in six major cities.
Jul 25, 2019 - 01:13 pm
Electric scooters gone wild
In a wild dashcam video, we can see someone on an electric kick scooter navigating a highway in Texas. While many people have complained about the improper and dangerous use of the now almost ubiquitous rental scooters, this has got to be the dumbest.
Jun 19, 2019 - 02:51 pm
Germany: kick-scooters now legal and set to multiply
Kick-scooters and similar LEVs are now road-legal in Germany with the official publication of the “Ordinance on the Participation of Small Electric Vehicles in Road Traffic”. Large scale rollouts are underway in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.
Feb 8, 2019 - 01:10 pm
Scooter licenses incoming?
According to a study by Consumer Reports, around 1,500 people have been injured in accidents involving electric kick-scooters in the USA since the end of 2017. The article is based on estimates from hospitals in 47 US cities in which either Bird or Lime operate.
Jul 10, 2018 - 06:06 pm
Uber pulling electric scooters by Lime into their app
Bike sharing service Lime is on a roll as it not only expands in Europe but also wins investment from Google’s Alphabet and Uber. The latter is spending a “sizeable” amount to integrate the startup’s electric scooters into their app.
Jun 21, 2018 - 02:51 pm
Lime to launch electric kick-scooter fleet in Paris (video)
California’s two-wheeler sharing export Lime is coming to Paris, where they will launch a free floating fleet of electric kick-scooters on June, 22. Not only are those little last-mile LEVs easy to ride but a base price of 1 euro promises some good fun.