Mobility company Lime has started testing an all-electric scooter with long-distance capabilities and a top speed of 20 mph, which it intends to introduce to its fleet soon. The company is known for its proactive approach to tackling climate issues with most of its vehicles running on electricity.
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Lime aims to release hundreds of Citra bikes in Long Beach, California, with the potential to rise to 500 depending on available demand. As the company has a global customer base, the success of the project could be the start of an era for most global transport solution providers.
Citra is specially designed to offer long-distance rides thanks to the comfort it provides on an e-bike and the smoothness of a scooter. Citra also has a replaceable battery that is regularly charged by the company’s operations team. As it is specially designed for comfort, it comes with a phone holder, a button horn and turn signals. These features facilitate the easy operation of the bike while offering the rider the greatest comfort.
According to Lime President Joe Kraus, Citra is coming at the right time as the world experiences record-high fuel prices. He hopes more people will look for an alternative means of transportation. He says customers who want to save money in such a tough time should opt for transportation services like the ones Lime offers.
Lime currently has activities in Atlanta, Phoenix, San Antonio and San Diego along with other cities around the world. Its operations had been cut in some U.S. cities following COVID-19 restrictions. Among the challenges that scooter mobility companies have faced during the period include local government restrictions and safety issues. However, Lime has been able to recover from the harsh realities of 2020.
Last year, Lime raised $ 523 million in investments, a testament to investor confidence. It is now working to restructure its bikes to attract even more riders geared to climate protection.
With the introduction of Citra, it is clear that Lime is aimed at long-distance commuters. For a long time, scooters have been known to operate only within very short distances. With Citra’s comfort, Lime hopes to change the way the product is received throughout the United States and other parts of the world.
Via The Verge, Inside EVs
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