Lime 's latest e - bikes are now available in the US
After some small trials in several cities since Lime unveiled their latest e-bike, the company has started rolling out the Gen4 to consumers in the US. The first batch of the new model has arrived in Washington DC.
The biggest update this time is interchangeability with Gen4 scooters, which should both save lime money and strengthen durability, in part by reducing the number of trips required make Lime cost vans. The latest model also features a more powerful motor than previous generations, a two-speed automatic transmission, a telephone machine and a redesigned hand-held display bar that is compatible with the one on Lime scooters. The company says the modular design should increase the usability of Gen4 e-bikes to five years.
Lime announced last year that it would invest $ 50 million in a Gen4 e-bike. He was aiming to start moving to the latest model last summer. However, with the exception of a few small pilots in the autumn, these plans had to be scrapped due to supply chain problems.
The company plans to upgrade e-bikes in the cities it currently serves the Gen4 and expand to more cities this year. For now, 250 Gen4 e-bikes are available in Washington DC. Lime told they plan to replace the Gen4 with the entire fleet of 2,500 e-bikes in the city by April. The new e-bike should hit more cities around the world this spring, including Atlanta and Charleston.
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