Heavily hit by the pandemic, Lime raised nearly 170 million euros last May, in a round table led by Uber. Among them were Alphabet, Google’s parent company, and Bain Capital Ventures. As part of this investment, the Jump fleet, which Uber bought in 2018, is now owned by the scooter company. Two-wheeled machines now available on the Lime application.
Jump bikes added to the map
Previously only available on the Uber application, Jump bikes have finally been added to the Lime application. Indeed, by connecting to the scooter application, new icons have appeared on the map. Represented by a red dot, the user will be able to geolocate electric bikes.
According to the Verge, it seems that we find the bikes exclusively on Lime’s application. For the moment, the offer is currently available in London, Paris, Denver, Seattle and Washington. Lime plans to add Jump bikes in other cities, starting in Rochester, Minnesota. Gradually Lime plans to launch the service in several cities around the world.
A new chance for the scooter operator
Recently selected by the city of Paris with Dott and Tier to deploy their scooters, Lime will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to promote its bicycle service. Indeed, since the deconfinement, as reported by Antoine Bluy, Lime’s head of operations at Europe 1, “trips are longer than before the confinement, and not just a little: about 40%! ». A trend that could also be seen in terms of bicycles. In order to deliver the best possible service, Lime is looking for mechanics and logistics experts.
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January 25, 2021