Uber launches Jump dockless e-bikes in London

Uber launches Jump dockless e-bikes in London

Joe Robinson 24 May 2019 Brand best known for car-hiring app expands UK horizons with trial of electric bikes in Islington Uber is set to expand beyond its vast fleet of private hire vehicles in the UK as it announced a trial of its Jump electric bikes hire scheme in London. Over the coming month, Uber will place 350 of its distinctive red e-bikes in the borough of Islington with plans to expand the dockless scheme to further parts of the capital. The company, best known for its app-based taxi service, has already introduced its e-bikes to various cities across the United States and Canada as well as five cities in Europe. Much like the car hiring arm of the business, rent of the e-bikes will be controlled via an app that will use a smart device's GPS to track free bikes that can be ridden. Like other dockless vehicles, ...

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