Lime celebrates 100,000 e-scooter trips in capital

Lime celebrated 100,000 e-scooter trips in the capital at Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Hammersmith’s Business Improvement District joint Car Free Day Event.

Since the launch of TfL’s flagship e-scooter trial in the UK capital in June, Lime has served over 100,000 safe sustainable e-scooter rides, saving more than 150,000 lbs of Co2 – the equivalent of 170,995 miles driven by an average car.

Car Free Day marked the start of a month of ‘First Ride Academies’ across the capital, as Lime gave Londoners the chance to try out an e-scooter and learn how to move around the capital in a safe and sustainable way on Hammersmith Bridge Road.

Sam Merullo, general manager UKI at Lime, said: “It has been incredibly exciting and humbling to see London’s enthusiastic embrace of Lime scooters since our launch in June. Our mission is to ultimately replace car trips with easy and sustainable transportation – and it’s great to see our capital city already take 100,000 Lime trips. Car Free Day is a welcome reminder of what London can be like with less traffic and pollution and we were thrilled to be involved in Hammersmith & Fulham’s event.”

As part of its Ride Green initiative, Lime is transitioning to fully electric vans across Europe, which will be complete by the end of 2021, and across the world by 2023. The business is set to achieve carbon negativity by 2025 and net-zero by 2030 and has partnered with renewable energy providers, including Octopus Energy in the UK, in cities around the world to charge its bikes and scooters as well as its global facilities.

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