Micromobility company Lime is bringing electric mopeds to Europe as it adds to its multi-modal suite of EV options.
Lime said it aimed to introduce mopeds in a handful of cities by early spring, with Paris and Washington DC the first cities to pilot the service in the coming months.
The e-moped will be manufactured by Nui and will be the first Lime vehicle to allow two riders on at one time.
Lime will provide two high-visibly helmets in the carrying case of every moped, with varying sizes to meet the needs of riders and to provide for one passenger.
In Europe the helmets are manufactured by Nikko and are compliant with local regulations.
According to Lime, the addition of mopeds makes it the first and only micromobility provider to offer three shared EVs on one platform.
It added that its moped is suitable for longer-distance trips between two to five miles.
The micromobility company said it is offering a full-fledge transportation service to drastically reduce the more than 50% of all car trips under five miles, thereby creating safer streets, cleaner air and faster movement of goods and services with reduced congestion.
Wayne Ting, CEO of Lime, said: “The addition of electric mopeds to our fleet of e-bikes and e-scooters is another major step in our goal of ensuring access to affordable, carbon-free shared transportation in cities around the world.
“We are a committed partner to over 60 cities in Europe and we continue to invest heavily in sustainable and safe product solutions municipalities and riders need.
“This is why we choose Paris as one of two cities in the world to pilot our e-moped service allowing riders to make longer trips than ever before using the Lime app, in a safe and clean way.”