Frequent question: Can you buy a lime scooter?

Lime is currently not offering any scooters for sale. We may offer scooters for purchase in the future. If you previously purchased a scooter from us, below are supporting resources for your reference.

Where can I buy a Lime scooter?

To find a Lime scooter, simply open the Uber app or the Lime app, then tap Ride at the top of your screen and select Bike & Scooter (Uber app only). In both cases, you’ll automatically be taken to a map screen showing all available scooters near you.

How much is a Lime scooter?

All Lime Scooters cost the same—$1 unlock fee and $. 15 per minute at their initial launch.

What kind of scooters do Lime use?

The Segway Ninebot ES4 is so popular at Lime that some sellers literally advertise the model as the Lime-S Ninebot ES4. This is because Lime purchases this model en masse and then recolors them with the traditional green and white motif of the company. The Lime scooter specs are quite simple.

How fast do the lime scooters go?

Most cities have a maximum speed limit of 15mph. Lime-S’s is just below that, at about 14.8 mph.

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Is Lime owned by Uber?

Uber already has a minority stake in Lime, having led a $335 million investment round back in 2018 when the scooter boom was at its zenith. Since then, scooters have spread across the globe, even while the companies that operate fleets have struggled to rein in their cash burn.

Is Lime or bird cheaper?

Is Bird Cheaper Than Lime? In most areas, the price of a Lime scooter is not much different from that of a Bird scooter. Both services average at around 15 cents per minute.

Does Lime charge a monthly fee?

Lime typically charges a fixed rate to unlock a vehicle and then a per-minute fee to ride. For $5.99 a month, the company will waive that initial fee for Lime Prime subscribers. And in markets with no unlock fees, riders will receive 25 percent off the price of their ride.

What is the cheapest scooter app?

What is the cheapest electric scooter to rent? In the US and Canada, the cheapest electric scooter sharing app is Bird, charging $1 to unlock the scooter, and a fixed rate of $0.15 per minute of usage.

Can you get a DUI on Lime scooter?

Yes, it is possible to get charged with a DUI for operating an e-scooter under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Most states have DUI laws that apply to motorized scooters. This includes Lime or Bird e-scooters. However, some states have DUI laws that only apply to vehicles with larger motors.

Can you buy old Lime scooters?

Lime is currently not offering any scooters for sale. We may offer scooters for purchase in the future. If you previously purchased a scooter from us, below are supporting resources for your reference.

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Can you leave a Lime scooter anywhere?

While dock free scooters can conveniently be parked almost anywhere, there are some protocols to follow. The best rule of thumb is simply this: keep all pedestrian walkways clear. … When you’re ready to park your scooter rental, look for locations that are out of the way, such as bike racks and sidewalk furniture zones.

Can I steal a Lime scooter?

Nothing – you are free to take one. But you can’t ride it unless you log in to the app to activate it, and they charge your credit card by the minute. Here’s the cool thing about them: you can take them home and charge them up, and the company will PAY YOU for doing it.

Do Lime scooters turn off at night?

Technically, Bird and Lime scooters don’t “turn off.” However, at 9 p.m., all scooters with non-low batteries — at least 90% charged — become “harvestable” (eligible for chargers to pick up). Since this is a lucrative business, as a rider, it can be tough to find a scooter after 9 p.m.

How do you ride a Lime scooter for free?

Here’s the quick and dirty summary:

  1. Download the app.
  2. Create your Lime account.
  3. Enter your credit or debit card information.
  4. Enter a promo code: LIME5RESPECT.
  5. View the Lime map to determine where the nearest scooter or electric bike is.
  6. Go to the area and locate the scooter.
  7. Unlock the Lime by tapping the “SCAN TO RIDE”