Lime launches Gen-4 e-bikes in London

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Lime has announced the launch of its latest e-bike in London.

With a variety of technology upgrades and featuring a green design, the Gen4 e-bikes will replace the shared EV company’s current fleet of red e-bikes throughout the UK capital over the next few weeks.

Key features and benefits of Lime’s new Gen4 e-bike include increased motor power to help riders climb hills and restart their ride when stopped/stationary and a new phone holder, allowing riders to navigate and follow directions without having to look at their phones.

What’s more, the bike has an automatic two-speed transmission that eliminates the prior generation’s gears for easier acceleration and smoother riding, and a modular design extending the vehicle’s usable life to more than five years.

The new model also includes an interchangeable battery system, which means its e-bike batteries will now be shared and swappable with Lime’s e-scooters in London. Previously, the two vehicles had two different battery systems.

Lime’s new battery model has double the power of previous models, meaning users can ride Lime e-bikes and e-scooters for longer on a single charge.

Results from initial testing of the new batteries found riders travelled more than twice as far on a single battery charge compared to Lime’s previous batteries.

Alan Clarke, senior director of policy for Lime UK&I, said: “Since launching in London in 2018 we’ve achieved over six million rides, with our red e-bikes becoming a recognisable and popular addition to the city’s transport network.

“You’ll start to see our new wheels hitting London’s roads, with more Lime bikes available to hire than ever before thanks to our ongoing expansion into new boroughs such as Hackney later this month.”

The launch of Lime’s newest e-bike in London also follows the launch of its newest model of e-scooters in both Salford and Milton Keynes last month in a £1m investment commitment to both cities.

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