Nov 21, 2022 - 10:40 am
Paris considers a ban on e-scooters
Electric scooter providers Lime, Dott and Tier operate around 15,000 rental scooters in the French capital, but their licences expire in March 2023, and the city council is considering not renewing the permits due to safety concerns.
Nov 8, 2021 - 03:54 pm
Lime gathers 523 million dollars
The electric scooter and e-bike sharing provider Lime has raised 523 million US dollars in an oversubscribed financing round. With the fresh capital, among other things, Lime wants to bring its vehicles to more cities. Lime is also aiming to go public in 2022.
Aug 26, 2021 - 01:21 pm
Lime unleashes 1,000 kick scooters in New York City
Lime has launched 1,000 electric scooters in New York City to kick off the Department of Transportation’s East Bronx scooter-sharing pilot. New York will become just the second city in the United States to launch Lime’s latest generation scooter, the Gen4.
Jun 17, 2021 - 05:50 pm
Hundreds of scooters lie deep in the river Rhine
In Germany, divers have discovered more than 500 e-scooters at the bottom of the river Rhine. Local TV station WDR said rioters had thrown them into the river from a bridge in downtown Cologne. As if not disturbing enough, the divers also discovered something else.
Mar 19, 2021 - 11:37 am
Batteries from e-bikes for louder music
In a bid for more second-life uses for batteries, Gomi is launching a limited edition portable Bluetooth speaker powered by batteries from old Lime e-bikes. This involves 50,000 battery cells from over 1,000 old e-bikes from the sharing provider.
Mar 1, 2021 - 02:56 pm
Lime pushes $50Mn to expand e-bikes launches
Lime is investing $50 million in new e-bikes compatible with their incoming fourth scooter generation. The investment primarily aims to expand Lime’s ride-sharing fleets in Europe, with 15 cities poised to receive the e-bikes.
Feb 1, 2021 - 05:57 pm
Lime adds shared electric mopeds to the fleet
Lime is adding electric mopeds to its micromobility platform and said it plans to launch as many as 600 LEVs on its platform in Washington D.C. this spring. The company is also working with authorities to pilot the mopeds in Paris.
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.
Jul 7, 2020 - 09:51 pm
Jump e-bikes return to London via Lime
Jump’s bright red e-bikes return. The new owner Lime was last caught scrapping many of the electric bikes after taking over the service from Uber. London is now the first city in Europe where e-bikes are making a comeback, and more cities are to follow. + + Kindly see our update below + +
Jun 19, 2020 - 11:18 am
Lime business in braking trouble
The Australian competition watchdog ACCC found that US electric scooter giant Lime failed to disclose an issue with the brakes on their vehicles which caused injuries to drivers. At least 50 such occasions were swept under the rug by the company, the ACCC found.
May 29, 2020 - 11:10 am
Lime scraps Jump e-bikes
Lime recently took over Uber’s electric bike and scooter business under the Jump brand. It was now revealed that thousands of the red Jump pedelecs are being scrapped.
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.
Apr 6, 2020 - 01:31 pm
New York legalises e-bikes, pedelecs & kick-scooters
New York City has officially legalised the use of pedelecs up to 20 mph, e-bikes up to 25 mph and electric kick scooters up to 15 mph top speeds. This seems the end to New York’s battle to keep electric bikes off the streets.
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.
Feb 26, 2020 - 11:32 am
Montréal says no to kick-scooters
Many cities have struggled with the adoption of electric scooters and the micromobility vehicles have had a mixed, often negative response. Now a city is throwing in the towel: After a pilot project last year, Montréal is now banning electric kick scooters from the city.
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.
May 16, 2019 - 12:51 pm
Too much of a good thing
Paris has enough, of Trottinettes that is. Providers have deployed about 15,000 little kick-scooters so far and numbers are to double. But, as users misbehave too often, companies such as Jump, Lime or Bird have been warned to either abide by a new code of good conduct or else the city will kick them to […]
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.
Jan 17, 2019 - 10:34 am
Lime pulls 500 e-scooters off Swiss streets
In Switzerland, there has been a number of incidents involving Lime electric scooter’s displays shutting off and slamming on the front brakes at full-speed. The US-American company has taken their 500 electric scooters off Swiss streets for repair.
Nov 11, 2018 - 03:22 pm
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.
Nov 5, 2018 - 03:22 pm
Lime to kick-off electric car sharing service in Seattle
Light electric vehicle sharing company Lime is looking at the heavier end of the market, media reports suggest. The U.S. start-up wants to add small electric cars to their rental line-up of pedelecs and electric scooters and a pilot project is planned already.
Sep 2, 2018 - 04:25 pm
San Francisco & Santa Monica select e-scooter partners
The Californian cities of San Francisco and Santa Monica have announced the license recipients for electric scooter sharing service: San Francisco has chosen Scoot Networks and Skip, while Santa Monica will be working with Bird, Lime, Uber and Lyft.
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.