Lime brings electric scooters for the first time to Bucharest
Lime, the innovative, urban mobility provider, has arrived in Bucharest. People in the city are able now to enjoy Lime’s electric scooters to help them move around the capital in a swift, easy and sustainable way. The scooters will be available in all major parts of the city: near subways exists, parks, public institutions, theatres and cinemas.
Lime wants to provide a real alternative to how people can get around. The new scooters provide a ‘first and last kilometre’ solution – helping to make the connection with other ways of going to work, meeting with friends or travelling around the city.
“Bucharest is a great city and we’re really excited to launch Lime here and we know there’s a real appetite for micro mobility. We’re working together with the municipality to bring a positive solution to some of the challenges faced, such as congestion. Lime’s scooters are a fun, convenient and smart way to re-imagine our urban lifestyle and we are happy to call our home,” said Rebecca Stelea, Global Lead of Juicer Community at Lime.
How Lime works
To use Lime, riders simply download the app, locate a scooter on the map, and unlock it with the tap of a button. When the ride is completed, riders simply follow in app instructions to end the ride and responsibly park it. Riding on Lime will cost RON 3 to unlock and every minute of riding will be an additional 60 bani. Local Lime teams undertake maintenance, recharging and deployment of the fleet in the city.
The company is committed to safety and comfort and urge riders to wear always wear helmets.In 2018, according to the Tom Tom Traffic Index, Bucharest has climbed two places in the ranking of the most crowded cities in the world in terms of road traffic, the city has the most crowded traffic in Europe and it is the fifth largest city among the top cities with the biggest road traffic problems.
On average, people from Bucharest spend an additional 50 percent more time in traffic than usual, more than people in Istanbul or Rio de Janeiro. With a Lime scooter, it will now only take 3 minutes to go from Piata Victoriei to Piata Romana.
Lime is part of Europe’s city life, being operational in over 31 cities across 14 European countries. From Paris to Warsaw, from Prague to Budapest, they are focused on a new culture of shared mobility, while providing solutions to the challenges of city living.
If electric scooters are definitely a novelty in Bucharest, Romania, the debate about the important of electric cars has been going on for a while, with car makers, banks and retailers rushing to announce news about producing or financing the production of electric cars or about opening charging stations for such vehicles.