The American company Lime installs electric scooters in Belgium



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(Belga) California launch Lima announced on Friday the launch of its self-service electric scooter in Brussels and Antwerp. They provide a "quick and easy" transport alternative for small urban trips, according to the company.

Almost 500 electric scooters will be available in Brussels and around 50 in Antwerp, and two cities are chosen due to the high traffic jams. According to the Vias Institute study, the population of Brussels in traffic jams and inhabitants of Antwerp on average loses on average 44 minutes a day, remembers Lima. "We want to encourage people to adopt a different way of traveling in urban areas, more sustainable, which reduces this dependence on cars, especially for short distances," says Benjamin Barnathan, Belgium's general director for the US launch. These electric scooters are available every day from 07:00 to 22:00 for users who are at least 18 years of age. It is rented via the Lime application to transfer to his smartphone. Activation costs one euro and consumes 0.15 cents per minute. The scooter runs at a maximum speed of 24 km / h and its range reaches almost 50 km. (Belga)

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