Shared e-mobility provider Lime has partnered with Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) company Moovit to integrate Lime electric scooters, bikes and mopeds into the Moovit app.
Lime’s zero-emission transport modes will be added to the MaaS app in 117 cities across 20 countries, including the UK, Europe, South Africa and Australia from next week. The service will then expand to include an additional forty cities in the following months.
According to this partnership, by featuring all three of Lime’s electric vehicle options and based on the number of cities – it is the largest micromobility integration to date. The companies hope the service will reduce car use for cleaner and healthier commutes.
“This partnership signifies that mobility companies recognise the need to collaborate together to offer riders more convenient modes of public and shared transportation as they return,” said Nir Erez, Moovit’s CEO.
“Offering more alternative options that can easily get people to their destinations is a critical component of a MaaS platform, especially in some of the most congested cities in the world. From Buenos Aires to Berlin, we are excited to partner with Lime and offer riders more ways of getting around town that can easily combine with public transit.”
Users of the Moovit app will be directed to nearby Lime vehicles, with suggested routes for either the entire trip or as part of a multimodal journey.
“In addition to being the largest micromobility integration to date, our partnership with Moovit is a major step towards our goal of expanding access to shared, affordable and carbon-free transportation to more users around the world,” said Wayne Ting, CEO of Lime.
“As cities begin to reopen and commuters head back to offices, we want to make it as easy as possible for riders to locate a Lime electric bike, scooter or moped, and with the Moovit app, they’ll be able to use them seamlessly in tandem with public transit.”
Moovit users can access the Line offering in the UK, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S.