Lyft shared electric bike returns to San Francisco
In San Francisco, electric bicycles are a relatively new way of travel. But at the end of July this year, due to the fire incident on two electric bicycles, Lyft must not temporarily withdraw all electric bicycles.
But last month, Lyft said in a statement: "After identifying the root cause of the battery problem, we decided to work with another battery supplier. Now, we have received new batteries, tested them, and then Reassemble on the electric bike."
At the same time as announcing the news, Lyft also reached a four-year agreement with the San Francisco Department of Transportation to deploy 4,000 electric bicycles in San Francisco, which is also the result of Lyft suing San Francisco.
In June of this year, Lyft sued the San Francisco municipal government for continuing to execute an exclusive contract for a bicycle sharing program in the city. Lyft said in the indictment that despite Lyft's exclusive management rights, the city of San Francisco is trying to allow other bicycle suppliers to enter. The San Francisco Department of Transportation believes that Lyft's contract only covers pile bike sharing services.
As part of a four-year agreement with the San Francisco Department of Transportation, the new electric bikes will be deployed along with 4,500 traditional scooters provided by Lyft, bringing Lyft’s total number of bicycles in San Francisco to 8,500.
The new bicycle can be docked at the station, but it can also be locked on the bicycle rack around the city. This method will expand the coverage of the system and allow more people to use the bicycle to share.