You’re going to want to sit down for this — Introducing the Gen4 Seated e‑scooter

by Emily Irgang
Public Relations Manager

Introducing a vehicle so innovative, you’ll be on the edge of your seat.

We’re excited to launch the new Gen4 Seated e-scooter globally today! Aimed at appealing to a wider range of riders, it’s our latest innovation in the Gen4 family of shared, affordable, emissions-free vehicles.

Think: the seated comfort of a bike with the effortlessness of an e-scooter resulting in a smooth, convenient, and environmentally-friendly ride.

“We’re excited to roll out the Gen4 Seated scooter globally to welcome more riders onto the Lime platform. The new design allows for added comfort and, when paired with our new storage compartment, will provide for more use cases, encouraging more people to consider Lime to fit their needs. The Gen4 Seated aims to empower our riders to navigate their day-to-day with ease, welcoming a wider audience to micromobility via a more approachable and comfortable ride.” - Joe Kraus, President at Lime

Designed with your belongings in mind

In addition to the padded seat, riders will immediately notice the new dedicated storage space underneath, allowing riders to carry groceries or other items. Previous vehicle pilots and our internal research found storage space to be a key factor in riders choosing whether or not to use micromobility as a transportation option. Storage space made people more likely to ride longer distances and ride more frequently, as seen by an uptick in use-per-day when compared with our traditional Gen4 e-scooter.

Like all Lime vehicles, the Gen4 Seated is designed to prioritize safety. It was designed in-house to make riders more comfortable and confident. The vehicle comes with many of the safety innovations that define our industry leading Gen4 e-scooter, like enhanced suspension over prior generations, larger wheels for a smoother ride, as well as a lowered baseboard to optimize the center of gravity on the scooter and make getting on and off easier.

During our pilot in Nashville and Chicago earlier this year, we learned the vehicle appealed to older riders, women riders, and riders with limited mobility more than our traditional e-bike and e-scooter offerings.

For example, the Gen4 Seated attracted +33% more first-time female riders than Lime’s Gen4 e-scooters.

“Through our initial launches, we’ve seen how the Gen4 Seated introduces new riders who may have previously been skeptical about e-scooters or e-bikes. It reinforces the idea that while the need for affordable and sustainable transportation is universal, sometimes riders just want options that accommodate different needs and preferences. Transitioning more people from cars onto shared electric vehicles ultimately helps cities become healthier, safer, and more livable, and we’re glad the Gen4 Seated will contribute to that goal.” - Josh Meltzer, Head of Government Affairs

By appealing to a wider user base, the Gen4 Seated scooter aims to encourage more people to become regular users of shared light electric vehicles and live a more car-free lifestyle. Like all Lime vehicles globally, the Gen4 Seated scooter is backed by 100% renewable energy. This bolsters our mission to build a future where transportation is shared, affordable, and carbon-free.

As with every new vehicle in the Lime family, the Seated Scooter is powered by swappable batteries and includes a modular design to quickly replace parts when needed. The design helps prolong its lifespan, while reducing carbon and vehicle miles traveled from Lime’s operations. It also ensures more vehicles are available to ride for a more reliable service.

The Gen4 Seated is currently available in Chicago and Milwaukee and will launch in more than a dozen cities across North America in the coming months at varying degrees of scale.

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