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Lime Launches E-Scooters in Minneapolis and University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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Lime, the global leader in shared electric vehicles, relaunched in Minneapolis with a fleet of 500 of its newest Gen4 e-scooters, and marked its return to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a fleet of 133 Gen4 e-scooters. The Gen4 is Lime’s newest and best hardware, offering a smoother ride and even greater sustainability metrics due to its innovative swappable batteries. Each e-scooter will also be equipped with lock-to technology through which riders will end rides by locking each e-scooter to an acceptable bike rack or other compatible parking area.

"Lime is thrilled to be back in Minneapolis as spring gets into full swing and summer approaches,” says LeAaron Foley, director of government relations at Lime. “Our shared e-scooter program is built on the foundation of equity and safety as required and emphasized by Minneapolis throughout the application process. We are proud that our electric vehicles will be available to all riders, no matter where they live or how much they make, via our Lime Access program and automatic 40 percent discounts in the city’s Equity Distribution Areas.”

The goal of the Gen4 e-scooter is to provide the smoothest and most sustainable Lime scooter ride in their history. The new Gen4 also improves rider and pedestrian safety and has a new, two-sided kickstand to prevent tipping over and thus preventing clutter. These industry-leading vehicles are only available in select North American cities like Washington D.C, San Diego and New York City.

Lime's mission is to realize a future for transportation that is shared, electric and carbon-free. As the world's leading provider of shared electric vehicles, Lime partners with cities to deploy electric bikes, scooters and mopeds to serve any trip under five miles. Lime has powered more than 200 million rides in more than 175 cities across five continents, spurring a new generation of clean alternatives to car ownership.

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