Uber to launch new e-bikes sharing service

 SMTV Desk 2018-06-17 13:33:48  San Francisco, Uber, new e-bikes sharing service, US
Uber to launch new e-bikes sharing service

San Francisco, June 17: In a significant development, US ride-hailing leader Uber is going to launch its new e-bikes sharing service in Seattle, the largest city in the west U.S. state of Washington state, next month, a media report said Saturday.The new Uber service, to be provided by JUMP, a bike-share startup acquired by Uber in April, will be immediately available soon after the Seattle City Council approves a bike-share permit program in the city in July,media said.The arrival of the Uber-backed JUMP would heighten the competition among the companies that s brought 10,000 bikes, available for low-cost rental, scattered in nearly all corners of the city.San Francisco-based Uber is poised to face strong challenge from three other rivals, Spin, ofo and Lime, which are already operating in Seattle on one-year permits that expire in July."We ll make a decision to apply for a permit once we see the regulations... We do hope to launch in Seattle," Uber spokesman Nathan Hambley said.The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) plans to present a proposal on the permit program to the City Council for approval next month.Uber s e-bikes are electric assisted, which still need to pedal, but an electric motor (with a maximum speed of 32 km per hour) will help, especially riding uphill.