An exciting new e-bike hire scheme will be launching in Nottingham in Spring 2023!

Electric bikes will be available to hire in Nottingham from spring 2023 thanks to a partnership between leading electric vehicle company Lime and Nottingham City Council. A fleet of up to 700  Lime e-bikes will be available to hire on a pay-as-you-go basis in key city locations.

Lime will be launching its latest Gen4 e-bike model, which features:

  • Built-in front and rear lights – with rear lights that brighten when the bike brakes
  • Increased motor power to help riders easily climb hills and restart their ride when stopped/stationary at red traffic lights or zebra crossings
  • A phone holder, allowing riders to easily navigate and follow directions without having to stop and check directions
  • Built-in baskets to help people carry shopping or bags
  • Range of 64km with batteries monitored by Lime so they can be charged when they run low

The e-bikes will be available for hire via the Lime app, which can be downloaded on Apple or Android smartphones, via the App store or Google Play. They will cost £1 to unlock and 19p a minute. The e-bikes will only work within Nottingham City Council boundaries.

Lime will offer 50% off the cost of e-bike rides for lower income residents via its Lime Access programme. The programme provides eligible riders – including existing concession pass holders, key workers, students and job seekers – with unlimited discounts with Lime, helping them to get where they need to go in a safe, sustainable and affordable way.

Users will be required to park the e-bikes at a number of designated e-bike parking bays, which will be located around the city. Helmets are not provided with the e-bikes, but Lime has committed to distributing free helmets at public events in the city once the scheme has launched.