Seattle has always held a special place in the Lime family. It was the first major US market to launch Lime. Then, less than 12 months after Lime hit the ground in the Emerald City, it became the first market worldwide to achieve 1 million rides.
Now, showing no signs of slowing down, Seattleites have broken another record as the first Lime market to hit 2 million carbon-free rides on Lime smart pedal and e-assist bikes. The announcement comes as Lime reported last month that its riders had taken more than 20 million trips on shared scooters and bikes worldwide.
As if these rides aren’t enough cause for celebration, Lime is excited to announce that Seattle will soon be kicking off the first official pilot of the LimePod program, opening up a new era of car-sharing in the US.
In the coming weeks, Seattleites will be able to test out the first free-floating car sharing service from Lime.
LimePods will roll out in the Lime rider app alongside Lime-E and Lime classic pedal bikes. Users can locate LimePods in the Lime app and unlock them directly from their phones, just as they would with a Lime-E.
Priced at $1 to unlock and $0.40 per minute to use, the LimePod is the perfect companion for running errands around the city, from picking up groceries to get-togethers with friends and family. The vehicles are equipped with a 300-mile range and can hold up to 4 passengers, including a driver.
Lime users will need a valid U.S. driver’s license and must be 21 or older to operate a LimePod. They must also have at least 1 year of driving history.