top of page

'Too many car journeys cover very short distances' says Khan on the day Lime e-scooters launch

Image credit: Lime

From today (7 June) the travelling public can rent a Lime e-scooter as part of London's electric scooter rental trial scheme.

The launch has been backed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has said in a tweet: "Too many car journeys in London cover very short distances - we need alternatives.

"From today (7 June), you can rent e-scooters in Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond and Canary Wharf."

Lime's Gen 4 e-scooter will be available through the app alongside their e-bike rentals feature.

A spokesperson for the company said: "London, Gen 4 scooters are here! We are proud to serve London with our safest, smoothest scooter as residents spring back with Lime.

"We love the Gen 4: Swappable batteries. Swept handlebars. Lower deck. Bigger wheels. Enhanced reflectors, and so much more.

"We are proud to serve London as the only multi-modal operator in the capital, providing two safe and sustainable transport options for Londoners."

Lime were selected to be part of London's e-scooter trials by Transport for London (TfL) at the start of May.

At the time of that announcement, a Lime spokesperson said: "We're proud to have already served more than 400,000 Londoners through our shared e-bike service over the last three years, and are delighted to now be able to bring our latest e-scooters to London.

"We are now focused on developing a world-class e-scooter service for residents and visitors to London - improving and innovating alongside TfL, the Boroughs and the other transport operators to ensure Lime works for every Londoner."

Although e-scooters are currently considered illegal to ride on public roads and footpaths, any e-scooter hired through the trial scheme will be legal for members of the public to use in accordance with government guidelines.


Subscribe to our newsletter. Receive all the latest news

Thanks for subscribing!

720 x 200.jpeg
bottom of page