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The next time you open Lime’s smartphone app, you may see a new type of vehicle that isn’t an electric scooter. The San Francisco-based company announced today that it is integrating Wheels, a shared electric bike startup, into its app so customers can rent an e-bike from Wheels as easily as they would a scooter from Lime.



a person in a green car parked on a city street


© Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge


Lime plans to add more shared mobility services to its app in the coming months as it seeks to become both a provider and platform for all two-wheeled electric transport. The “ultimate goal,” a spokesperson said, is to own “all light electric vehicle trips under 5 miles.” It’s an ambitious one, especially considering that shared electric bike and scooter companies are still struggling to turn a profit as COVID-19 upends supply chains and the transportation section globally.

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Electric mobility company Lime is launching a new mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platform that allows third-party transport providers to offer their vehicles directly inside the Lime app.

The launch comes amid a growing push to combine multiple forms of transport inside a single app, with giants like Uber leading the “multimodal” charge.

With nearly $1 billion in funding since its inception three years ago, Lime has emerged as one of the most recognizable brands in the electric scooter and bike space, particularly in the U.S. and Europe. To expand its presence and cover more urban transport needs, the company is now partnering with Wheels, the Los Angeles-based startup behind an unusual pedal-free electric bike.

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Above: Wheels ebike

Lime says it chose Wheels as its inaugural partner because of its “unique design” and the “safety and accessibility benefits” it offers.

The format of the integration will be familiar to anyone who has used

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