We have a new way to get around the city, with Lime's e-mopeds making their debut in the nation's capital.
The company known for providing D.C. with rental bikes and scooters has a new vehicle to add to the fleet. These bright green mopeds were unveiled during a special presentation by Lime's CEO, Wayne Ting.
They're here! Our mopeds are ready to serve #WashingtonDC. If you're looking to explore the city or need an affordable, carbon-free vehicle as you commute back to the office, our mopeds are ready for any trip, any time, anywhere. pic.twitter.com/1ItiSqLvUR— Lime (@limebike) April 1, 2021
You can't just jump on one and go, though. Before you can rent one, you'll have to go through the various training and safety steps first. These include:
- Watching a 4-minute training video on how to operate the mopeds properly.
- A driver's license check to make sure the renter is eligible to drive.
- Taking a helmet selfie to ensure you have your protection in place before you set off. Each moped comes with two different sizes and hairnets for a sanitary, easier fit.
- Reviewing a step-by-step guide on how and where to park when you're done.
Courtesy of Lime (via Facebook)
This new addition to the Lime vehicles in D.C. represents the first metropolitan city that will pilot the moped rental service.
“This launch is a major step toward our goal of expanding access to affordable, carbon-free and shared transportation to more users around the world. As the first city to have all three Lime vehicle types, we’re excited to help Washington D.C. get moving again with safe, sustainable, and socially-distanced transportation. D.C. residents can now use Lime to make any trip, at any time, to get anywhere in the city," said Wayne Ting, CEO of Lime.
For more information, check out the full press release about the mopeds here.
What do you think about these new e-mopeds? Will you take one for a spin? Let us know in the comments.