CES 2019 is in full swing, and Lime took center stage this week with the announcement of some major industry milestones.
On Tuesday, Lime’s Senior Director of Policy and Public Affairs Emily Warren reported that global ridership has officially reached 10 million users, hailing from more than 100 cities across five continents.
The company’s multi-modal fleet has played an integral role in the international expansion of micro-mobility, with December’s Year-End Report announcing that riders have already taken over 26,000,000 rides on their bikes and scooters.
Lime also debuted its Generation 3 Lime-S electric scooter at CES, making waves among attendees and mobility experts. Digital Trends awarded the scooter Top Honor in the Best Rideables category, noting that it “takes what’s best about Lime’s current fleet of dockless e-scooters and improves upon it.”
Among Gen 3’s improvements are beefed-up 10” wheels, mountain-bike style suspension and 20% longer battery life: elements that offer a better and safer experience for riders.
Equipped with a durable, all-aluminum frame and footboard, the new Lime-S promises to be the first shared scooter built for city streets, and CES attendees had an exclusive, hands-on opportunity to experience it before it’s rolled out in the US and Europe in the coming weeks.
During the 4-day event, Lime also spoke at length about the future of innovative transit solutions in cities.
“We find that the majority of cities we speak to have spent years and taxpayer dollars trying to develop the mobility solution that Lime offers,” said Emily Warren. “We want to work with governments and be transparent with our data to show them the benefits that Lime can have for their communities.”
Lime is excited to continue innovating and introducing new technologies that create an easier, safer, more enjoyable experience for riders.
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