Pack the baguettes and throw on your finest marinière: Lime is launching our fleet of dock-free electric scooters in Paris.
Starting Friday, June 22nd, hundreds of our Lime-S scooters will be available on the streets of the French capital, with thousands more on the way.
The historic event marks the first time a smart mobility company has offered “trottinettes électriques” in France, following the successful launch of 150 Lime-S electric scooters in Zurich, Switzerland last week.
“What we’re proposing is a smart mobility solution that’s been missing here in Paris,” said Arthur-Louis Jacquier, Lime’s GM of French Operations. “Our electric scooters offer a riding experience that’s both more enjoyable and more practical than any other mode of urban transportation.”
With problems continuing to hound the city’s dock-based bikeshare Vélib' and Mayor Anne Hidalgo pushing for more green transportation alternatives, Paris is an ideal fit for Lime’s smart mobility platform.
Our locally-hired team has worked hand in hand with city officials, including the transportation deputy’s office, to ensure a seamless introduction to both local riders and La Ville Lumiere’s tens of millions of annual tourists.
Similar to our U.S.-based electric fleet, Lime-S will only cost Parisians 1 Euro to unlock + 0.15 Euro every minute of riding. The scooters will initially be deployed near the city center, expanding quickly to offer this exciting form of transportation to riders across the city.
We look forward to serving the beautiful, historic capital of France, and to improving first and last mile transportation throughout Europe!