Micromobility operator Lime has launched the Citra, a fully-motorised zero-emissions e-bike, which is being trialled in Long Beach, California.

The shared motorised vehicle aims to combine the comfort of a seated bike with the ease of an e-scooter, offering an affordable and emissions-free micromobility option. The manufacturer says the Citra is ideal for longer distances, as the throttle on the handlebars eliminates the need to pedal.

Lime Citra
The Citra was launched in Long Beach on 13 June 2022 for an initial pilot programme

The Citra prioritises safety, approachability, and ease of use to attract riders who are new to micromobility, thus increasing the popularity of sustainable transportation options.

In addition, the Citra is Lime’s first vehicle to be equipped with dedicated storage space, featuring a sealable rear compartment for carrying belongings.

Joe Kraus, President at Lime said:

Citra is the latest example of our relentless pursuit of innovation, aimed at helping riders get around cities safely, affordably and emissions-free. We expect riders to quickly fall in love with Citra as the vehicle combines the comfort and practicality of a bike, with the effortlessness of an e-scooter. Citra is the perfect way to save money on gas, avoid time wasted in traffic, and alleviate the headaches of hunting for parking this summer and we’re excited about its potential.

Like all new Lime vehicles, the Citra is powered by swappable batteries with repairable and reusable parts. It has also been designed with multiple new safety features:

  • Front and rear turn signals
  • A louder horn instead of a bell
  • Thicker tyres designed to overcome bumps in the road
  • A phone mount to make navigation easier


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