There are occasions when being in hermit mode is the best thing ever, and you welcome the opportunity for some solitary introspection. But there are other times when there’s nothing better than sharing the moment with a friend. Lime has introduced a new feature that helps European and Latin American riders enjoy joyful camaraderie with their nearest and dearest when they’re out and about on their e-scooters. The company calls this feature Group Ride.
- With Group Ride, you can unlock up to five electric scooters using a single host account.
- The feature is available in more than 20 cities worldwide.
- Group Ride also allows you to add guests on the fly, even if the ride is already in progress.
Group Ride was first piloted in France, Poland and Chile. In Europe, the feature is currently offered in select cities in Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden. In Latin America, Lime offers Group Ride in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay.
The More, the Merrier
The feature allows you to rent scooters with friends who, for whatever reason, don’t have access to the Lime app. And those folks who are really popular can take as many as five friends along for the ride.
“We’re thrilled to be the first major electric scooter company to launch this highly anticipated feature in select cities around the world,” says April Li, Lime’s product manager. “With Group Ride, now many of our Lime riders can easily share the joys and benefits of sustainable, accessible micro-mobility with their friends and family members.”
Lime hasn’t announced plans to bring Group Ride to the U.S. But it seems like a feature that’s destined to make its way to our shores.