A recent report shows that electric scooters have become a popular means of transportation in Seattle. Lyme is trying its best to improve its equipment and the number of electric bicycles. The company also has electric bicycles on the streets of Seattle.
Lyme plans to launch 2000 new gen4 scooters this summer and has replaced 75% of its 2000 gen4 bicycles.
When completed, Seattle will become one of the only cities in North America to have a full set of two new lime models for use in the city. New bicycles and scooters are available in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, and Denver is on its way.
The most notable upgrade of gen4 is a replaceable battery that can be shared between scooters and bicycles. This will improve the efficiency and sustainability of Lyme operations and improve passenger vehicle availability. Lyme also said that the new vehicle provides a smoother driving.
According to the company, since its launch in Seattle in August 2017, 2 million passengers have traveled nearly 6 million times in lime cars and more than 5.5 million miles.
“Seattle is one of the largest and best bus cities in the world, and we are very proud to bring our absolutely best hardware here this spring,” Anita Gallagher, senior manager of government relations at Lyme, said in a press release.
As part of the Seattle Department of transportation’s locomotive sharing pilot project, Lyme competes with link, wheels and spin for micro mobility drivers and their funds. In a study released this month, sdot said that from October 2020 to September 2021, 260000 riders rode more than 1.4 million scooters, which exceeded the speed of shared electric bicycles.
LEM and vio are currently the only shared bike suppliers in Seattle.
Sdot recently held a competitive licensing application process for up to four locomotive stock companies in Seattle, whether existing or new operators.