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Electic-assist Lime bikes will be available in London for the first time from Friday.
A fleet of 1,000 Lime-E bikes is to be placed throughout the boroughs of Brent and Ealing, where they can be hired and unlocked via a smartphone app.
Dockless - Cost - £1 - Cents - Minute
The dockless bikes cost £1 ($1,28) to unlock and 15p (27 cents) per minute of ride time.
The US start-up said that because they are equipped with a 250-watt motor which enables a maximum assist speed of nearly 15mph, the bikes are suitable for any age or fitness level.
London - Rollout - Introduction - Bikes - Milton
The London rollout follows the introduction of the bikes in Milton Keynes last month.
Lime's UK general manager, Jaanaki Momaya, said: 'We are delighted to bring Lime to one of the most innovative and exciting cities in the world.
E-bikes - Transport - London - People - Way
'We believe our emission-free, affordable, accessible and convenient e-bikes will revolutionise transport around London, offering people a simple and fun way to move around the capital. Over the coming months, we will also be looking at ways to further expand our offering in the UK.
'At Lime, we pride ourselves on sustainability and through this launch, want to empower Londoners to counteract the emissions produced and create a healthier society for all.'
Lime - Bikes - Stations - Company - Users
Lime's bikes do not use docking stations, and instead can be parked anywhere, with the company encouraging users to park bikes responsibly.
The company, which...
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