The company recently confirmed that it has applied for a permit to operate a car-share system in a U.S. city. Although Lime declined to specify which city, media reports indicate that it was Seattle, according to Digital Trends.
“The company is officially making a move into car sharing,” Lime said in a statement. “You can expect electric vehicles to be an additional micro-mobility option for Lime riders to choose from within the Lime app soon.”
Lime currently operates a bike-share program in Seattle, but its electric scooters have been prevented from operating in the city. Rumor indicates that there will be about 500 cars available for pick-up and drop-off at multiple locations. There are no specifications yet as to pricing, or how securing a car through the app would work.