Electric Bikes Will Be Back This Winter
Lyft recently announced that pedal-assist electric Citi Bikes, which first debuted last summer 2018, will be returning Winter 2019/2020. Earlier this year, the e-bikes were pulled amid braking issues. The new e-bikes will have a different brake setup, as well as new battery supplier, and several hundred bikes will be launched.
Different Pricing Scheme
Initially, there were plans to charge $2 per e-bike ride. Lyft also announced that this flat rate would be changing. This new pricing scheme would charge users for the amount of time they use the e-bikes. The amount are below:
- Annual Members: $0.10/minute
- Non-Members: $0.15 /minute
- Reduced Fare Bike Share: $0.05/minute
There are addition details regarding this pricing schemes, exceptions, and additional details regarding new changes to the fees related to extra times. Please read Citi Bike's blog for more details.