New Zealand’s transport solution has arrived

Press Release – Lime


15 October, 2018

New Zealand’s transport solution has arrived

A fleet of viridescent vehicles is being unleashed onto the streets of Auckland and Christchurch as global electric scooter phenomenon Lime launches its smart, dock-free scooters in New Zealand on Monday 15 October, 2018.

In a coup for kiwis, Lime is landing on New Zealand soil prior to its launch in Australia and following the company’s incontrovertible success in markets across Europe and North America.

New Zealand Lime Launcher Hank Rowe said New Zealand has been a priority market for some time and is eager for the country to experience Lime’s economic and green travel solution. “We have carefully considered how to maximise the benefit of our e-scooters in New Zealand,” Mr Rowe said.

“The advantage of our e-scooters is they work together with existing public transit by increasing the accessibility of public transport so people can rely less on personal cars.”

Lime has worked closely with local authorities and the New Zealand Transport Agency to make sure all risks and safety concerns have been carefully considered and mitigated prior to launch. Local authorities have already voiced their approval of the new transport option, praising the scooters for their innovation and interactivity.

Lime’s commitment to improving city living and urban transportation infrastructure has transformed travel across the globe.

“Since its inception Lime has seen exponential uptake of its scooters and is redefining the longstanding model for urban transport.”

Most recently, Lime has caught the attention of fashion leaders at the Paris Fashion Festival, with Vogue Japan’s Anna Dello Russo declaring her love for the bike as she glided along the streets in front of Palais Garner opera house atop a Lime e-scooter.

The New Zealand launch will see 600 scooters distributed across Auckland and 400 in Christchurch, with Lime continuing to respond to market demand ongoing until reaching its cap of 1000 scooters and 700 respectively.

Lime is improving urban mobility and development by making the first and last mile faster, cheaper and healthier for riders.

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