Lime has debuted the Gen4 e-bike, which features an interchangeable battery to improve each vehicle’s reliability and lifespan. The Gen4 e-bike also offers two-speed transmission, improved acceleration, and a phone holder to enhance the rider experience.
The Gen4 e-bike has now officially launched in Washington DC, following small-scale pilots across the US in 2021.
Along with Lime’s fleet of Gen4 e-scooters, the Gen4 e-bike aims to enhance the future of shared micromobility. The swappable battery is interchangable between the e-bike and the e-scooter and is expected to significantly enhance the efficiency of Lime’s operations.
Lime are now able to replace dead batteries on any Gen4 e-bike or e-scooter without the need to transport heavy vehicles with multiple van trips. This change therefore reduces carbon emissions and improves vehicle availability for riders.
“The launch of our Gen4 e-bike is an important step towards achieving our mission of building a future where transportation is shared, affordable and carbon-free. Standardising our swappable batteries across modes is a leap forward for Lime and the broader micromobility industry, making operations more efficient and sustainable, while also improving reliability for riders.”
Additional upgrades to Lime’s Gen4 e-bike include an increased motor power, a phone holder to allow riders to easily navigate and follow directions, a new handlebar display, an automatic two-speed transmission that eliminates gears, and a modular design that extends the bike’s usable life to five years.
Lime invested 50 million USD in the Gen4 e-bike and plans to continue expanding their operations across the US in 2022, with plans to launch them in Atlanta and Charleston by the spring.
“In 2021, we saw massive jumps in Lime e-bike use in cities, helping to fuel a welcome e-bike boom globally. We’re excited for city residents around the world to try the Gen4 as a great way to leave the car behind.”
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