Electric scooter and bike company Lime is rolling out a new subscription service and it’s called — wait for it — Lime Prime. No, this is nothing like Amazon Prime and fast parcel delivery. Instead, the subscription will waive scooter unlocking fees, give drivers discounts and extend scooter reservation times.
Essentially, Lime Prime seems to close the gap between those who use Lime scooters, bicycles or mopeds on a daily basis with casual renters who can use Lime Pass.
Depending on where you live, Lime usually charges about $1
Users can subscribe to Lime Prime for $5.99 per month, which completely waives the $1 unlock fee for each ride, which could save everyday drivers a lot of money. And if you’re in a region that doesn’t charge an unlock fee, Lime Prime will still give you 25% off every ride for the month.
This is similar to Lime Pass, another subscription service offered by the company, but it’s not limited to a certain number of rides per day. In fact, it is an affordable intermediate option for those who use a Lime device several times a day.
More importantly, you can use Lime Prime to book a vehicle pick-up up to half an hour in advance. Ordinary users can only reserve a scooter for 10 minutes. If you don’t get to the scooter on time, someone else can bring it. Prime gives you 30 minutes to get to your Lime and hit the road or sidewalk.
Finally, it sounds like Lime Prime will vary by region. Those in the UK can expect £8.99, almost double the subscription cost in the US.
via The Verge