Lime is upgrading its e-scooter fleet to its brand new, industry-leading Gen4 e-scooters in Salt Lake City and celebrating the fleet swap with an offer of 30% of all rides for the month of February. Riders will immediately notice the upgrade, as the goal of the Gen4 is to provide the smoothest ride in Lime’s history. The fleet is also more sustainable, as the new e-scooters work with swappable batteries, streamlining operations for the entire city. Lime has been successfully operating shared e-scooters in Salt Lake City since 2018 and is committed to making continuous improvements like upgrading its e-scooter fleet in order to encourage more residents and visitors to ride green with Lime.
Lime worked hard to launch the new vehicles in time for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game and is offering the 30% discount to coincide with the Utah Transit Agency’s ten days of Zero Fare February 12th-21st. Lime is proud to support the UTA’s and Mayor Mendenhall’s dual goals to reduce emissions during typically poor air quality season and provide visitors near and far a carbon-free way to get to and from the game.
“We’re proud to be making a major investment in our service to Salt Lake City by swapping out our entire fleet of e-scooters to the newest and best model we’ve ever put out there. Just in time for the NBA All-Star Game and UTA’s Free Fare February, we’re also offering a 30% discount on all our rides to support the city’s goals of reducing emissions and making it easier to get around at the same time.. We think these new Gen4 e-scooters will make our safe, affordable, and carbon-free way of getting around town even more popular. They provide the smoothest and most sustainable e-scooter ride in our history, which we think will translate to increased ridership and people trying them out who have maybe not ridden before,” said Rick Crossley, Operations Manager at Lime.
The goal of the Gen4 scooter is to provide the smoothest and most sustainable Lime scooter ride in our history. Highlights of the new vehicle model include:
- Swept back handlebars, a first for shared e-scooters and reminiscent of bike handles, allowing for more a comfortable grip.
- Dual hand brake system to make slowing and stopping easier and more immediate when needed.
- Lowered baseboard to optimize the center of gravity on the scooter and make getting on and off easier.
- New kickstand with two legs to help avoid scooters from being tipped over when parked, which can help to reduce clutter on sidewalks.
- Enhanced suspension and larger wheels mean a smoother ride over cracks, warped pavement and anything else the cityscape can throw at you.
Most important of all is the addition of a swappable battery, which will drive even greater efficiency in our operations and further reduce the carbon emissions of scooter riding.