Uber will be launching it’s new electric bike hiring service in the UK in the very near future if it’s latest job listing is anything to go by.
The ride-hailing giants, who have caused controversy across the globe with it’s app based ride-sharing service , recently acquired electric bike startup Jump and now according to a job listing on the company’s website they are searching for a general manager to work in London to “shape and lead” operations for Jump in Britain.
Jump, which Uber bought in April is an electric-assisted two wheeled service which allows you to rent a bicycle from within the Uber app.
Uber are looking for someone who will be responsible for hiring a team, building regulatory relationships and driving growth for the company’s alternative transport option.
Uber are looking to launch ‘Jump’ across the globe and have listed similar jobs in countries such as Spain, Portugal, Netherlands and France.
The long term plan for Uber is to convince people that they no longer need their own vehicle and will have access to a number of hiring options through the Uber app.
During a TechCrunch Disrupt SF event, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said “we want to be the Amazon of transportation. And hopefully, ten years from now, no one in the audience is going to own a car.”
Over the past few years, London has become almost obsessed with creating a network of bicycle lanes. Some would argue they are been a success, many would argue not so.
Could we see an abundance of bright red Jump bikes, which can reach speeds of 19mph, zipping up and down the capitals cycle super highway anytime soon?