Lime unveiled its new Lime 3.0 scooters Thursday in Hoboken. The new model features upgraded 10″ wheels for improved stability, a mountain bike-inspired front suspension system, multimodal braking, and longer battery life.
Since its launch in May, 60,000 Hoboken riders have taken more than 390,000 trips over 376,000 miles, saving 10,500 gallons of gas and 342,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. Each GPS and 3G-enabled scooter is $1 to unlock and $0.29/min to ride.
“The Lime scooter program has been immensely popular in Hoboken and with the 3.0’s longer-lasting battery, our scooters can keep up with demand,” said Phil Jones, senior director of east coast government relations and strategic partnerships at Lime in a statement. “Hoboken took the lead in supporting micromobility in the Tri-State area, and aims to improve its transportation network so that residents have reliable and convenient options around the Mile Square City.”
In July, Lime implemented a slow zone along the pedestrian-heavy waterfront, and the company continues to offer bi-weekly classes to teach riders about safety and familiarize them with local ordinances.