Four months after returning its rental e-scooters to Dallas streets in May, Lime announced it has launched a fleet of its e-scooters in Plano for the first time ever, “building on the city’s micromobility success and expanding options for residents and visitors.”
Lime said it’s partnering with Plano to build on the city’s existing shared e-scooter options. The company added that it hopes to serve as “a long term transportation partner to Plano.” The company launched an initial fleet of up to 100 e-scooters over the weekend, and said it’s working with the city to scale its fleet up to 250 “in an organized manner over time.”
People who hop on the e-scooters in Plano will be able to access them via the Lime app and on the Uber app platform, thanks to Lime’s integration with Uber, “making riding green easy and convenient for all,” the company said.
“Lime is excited to partner with the city of Plano to provide residents and visitors with a safe, affordable, and sustainable way of getting around town,” David Sedbrook, Senior Director of Government Relations at Lime, said in a statement. “We have a proven track record of success in Texas and we’re thrilled to add Plano to our list of Lone Star State cities. Shared e-scooters help connect people to existing transportation options and provide an economic boost by connecting customers to small businesses. We look forward to bringing our global experience and stability to Plano as we work with the city to envision the future of transportation together.”
So how is the Dallas program going? Lime said it’s “pleased to report ridership has been strong and the program has been safe and organized due to new regulations and renewed partnership with the city.”
You can read all about those Dallas regulations—and the other companies participating in the Dallas micromobility e-scooter and e-bike rental program—in our May story here.
Citing record growth
Lime—which says it’s the world’s largest shared electric vehicle company—also revealed new financial and ridership figures from the first half of 2023 “that demonstrate demand for shared e-bikes and e-scooters continues to grow around the world.”
In the first half of the year, Lime achieved more than $250 million in gross bookings, a 45% increase over the same period in 2022, the company said. Lime also achieved positive Adjusted EBITDA of $27 million during this period, “the first time it has reached this milestone in the first half of any year to date, with a margin improvement of 29 percentage points.”
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