Delivering a Cleaner, Greener London

London’s e-scooter trial is aimed at supporting London’s green recovery by providing a safe and sustainable way to travel around the capital.

Since Lime launched our bikes in London in late 2018, we’ve helped Londoners avoid over 750,000 car journeys, saving more than 300 metric tonnes of the CO2 in the process.

Our data shows us that one in four Lime trips takes someone out of a car and onto more sustainable transport options – either by using a Lime e-scooter or bike to travel directly from A to B, or by improving connectivity to and from local transport hubs. E-scooters can also act as a gateway to active travel, and build new advocates for sustainable transport infrastructure like cycle lanes and low traffic areas.

Lime’s London e-scooter service has been set up in partnership with TfL to help support London’s green recovery, and Lime has put in place a number of safeguards to ensure its programme, and wider operations have a positive impact on the local environment. These measures include:

Use of e-cargo bikes to manage the fleet, making battery swaps and collecting and re-parking mis-parked vehicles. Our electric, ULEZ compliant vans will only be used for large scale scooter collections and deployments.

All batteries will be charged using 100% renewable electricity via Lime’s partnership with Octopus Energy. Lime’s swappable batteries also allow for more sustainable fleet management practices.

Confirmed lifespan of five years for our Gen4 e-scooters, with specific reuse and recycling partnerships set up to minimise waste when vehicles are no longer operable.

Lime’s London fleet has also been independently certified as CarbonNeutralTM.