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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.

Wheels

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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