Lime Gen 3 electric scooters launched in Seoul

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A fleet of Lime’s latest Gen 3 electric scooters have launched in the South Korean capital of Seoul.

It’s the company’s first at-scale deployment in Asia following the steady growth of micro-mobility in Australia and New Zealand.

“We recognised very quickly that Seoul is an advanced city in terms of personal micro-mobility,” said George Morrison, Asia Pacific expansion manager at Lime.

“By adding Korea to our select group of Lime Gen 3-exclusive markets worldwide, we hope to integrate quickly and seamlessly into a community that strongly values alternative modes of personal transportation.”

As a byproduct, the introduction of Lime’s carbon free electric scooters could also lead to a drop in Seoul’s high levels of micro-particulate pollution and traffic congestion, the latter of which reportedly costs commuters an average of two hours per day.