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Lime reaches 100,000 journey milestone in London

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Shared e-scooter operator Lime has reached the 100,000 journey milestone in London, less than four months since the trial started in June.

Lime was one of three operators, alongside Dott and TIER, chosen for the London shared e-scooter trials by Transport for London.

The firm reported that journeys on its e-scooters in the capital have saved more than 150,000 lbs of C02 – the equivalent of 170,995 miles driven by an average car.

The London e-scooter trials were established to inform policymakers and are set to conclude in March 2022, with think tank Centre for London urging the government to legalise private and shared e-scooters in a report published yesterday.

Lime celebrated the milestone at a Car Free Day event this week, which also marked the start of its First Ride Academy training scheme.

As part of its Ride Green initiative, Lime is aiming to transition to fully-electric vans across Europe by the end of 2021, and across the world by 2023.

“It has been incredibly exciting and humbling to see London’s enthusiastic embrace of Lime scooters since our launch in June,” said Sam Merullo, Lime General Manager UKI.

“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.”

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