Lime introduces its first e-moped fleet in Washington, DC

  • Date: 04/05/2021
  • Lime launched its new electric mopeds last week with an initial 100-vehicle deployment in Washington, DC, joining its existing fleet of scooters and electric bikes in the city. The company said it anticipates deploying 600 mopeds in DC.
  • Lime has taken a "comprehensive approach" to moped safety, according to the company. This includes a mandatory in-app education course for every new rider, developed in partnership with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF); a required helmet selfie check; sensors to determine if a rider has removed a helmet from the case for use; and facial recognition technology to determine if there is a match between the rider’s face and driver's license photo.
  • The mopeds can reach up to 28 miles per hour and can travel 87 miles on a single charge, with each vehicle containing two helmets, for the driver and a passenger. Lime expects to deploy the mopeds in Paris in the near future, ahead of a wider rollout in other cities.
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