By Sam Bridge
Lime says users in Abu Dhabi are using the scooters for over 20 minutes per ride since November launch
Lime, the San Francisco-based e-scooter provider, said its service is proving to be popular among tourists and residents in Abu Dhabi since launching at the end of November.
The equivalent distance of more than 26 trips between Dubai and the UAE capital has been travelled so far on its e-scooters, the mobility firm said in a statement.
It added that on average, Lime users in Abu Dhabi are using the scooters for over 20 minutes per ride as they explore the Corniche. The rides they have taken have prevented the emission of nearly a tonne of Co2 already.
The capital is the first market in the GCC to launch Lime scooters and joins a network of over 120 cities worldwide.
An initial fleet of 300 scooters are available at a number of locations along Abu Dhabi’s 8km-long Corniche.
Mohamad Nsouli, general manager, Lime UAE, who previously worked for ride hailing app Careem, said: “Abu Dhabi is a great city for electric scooters and we’re really excited that people are choosing to get on a Lime e-scooter to get around. So far we know that the average ride time is around 20 minutes and some people are travelling as far as 19km."
He added: “This is Lime’s first market in the GCC, and the launch is timely given that Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week kicks off on January 11. It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to work together with the Abu Dhabi authorities to make the city even more connected and bring a fun, smart and convenient solution to get around.”