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Lime scooters are likely to be launched in Wellington before the end of the summer



Wellington seems to be the next city to enter the electric scooter work with Lime in discussions with Wellington City Council.

Hot on the heels of dual launches in Auckland and Christchurch, the company in the United States wants to bring electric scooters to the capital

Co-founder of Calch and vice president of Caen Contee's expansion, in Wellington this week for the annual Traffic Institute (Trafinz) conference, said negotiations with key stakeholders had been positive.

Co-founder of Calch and vice president of Caen Contee's expansion says everyone who intends to launch e-scooters could launch in Wellington in the coming months.

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Co-founder of Calch and vice president of Caen Contee's expansion says everyone who intends to launch e-scooters could launch in Wellington in the coming months.

"We have been fortunate to see both sides of the board in terms of city officials and corporate leaders that really see this an opportunity to build something that solves their needs.

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"We will only work in collaboration with them but I believe it is not unreasonable that we could have a program here in the coming months," said Contee.

The lunch staff are in discussions with the city officials to see the popular e-scooters set up this summer.

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The lunch staff are in discussions with the city officials to see the popular e-scooters set up this summer.

Lime is currently operating in more than 125 markets and has clogged at least 20 million trips during the last 18 months.

The scooters, although they are popular, have faced their proportion of backup with Auckland City Council launching an emergency scooter safety auditor after almost a councilor hit.

The Government is also looking at legislation of low power vehicles, the category that the e-scooters match.

The company launched in Auckland and Christchurch earlier this year with Kiwis already clearing hundreds of thousands of rides.

COFFEE ROSA / STUFF

The company launched in Auckland and Christchurch earlier this year with Kiwis already clearing hundreds of thousands of rides.

Contee had been working hard to ensure that horse riders and other road users were kept safe, introducing a new security campaign as well as providing helmets.

"We need to be conscientious as a core part of allowing us to operate, and ultimately, to create the safest program to enable cities to feel that they adopt something that is best for them."

Despite the arguments, Calch is not the only company that looks at the capital with Onzo also trying to enter the e-market.

Contee had been working hard to ensure that horse riders and other road users were kept safe, introducing a new security campaign as well as providing helmets.

Contee had been working hard to ensure that horse riders and other road users were kept safe, introducing a new security campaign as well as providing helmets.

Chief Growth Officer, Min-Kyu Jung, confirmed Monday, following the company's bike trial, that Onzo would look to present his own e-scooters to Wellington.

Most of the company's security was of paramount importance, given the recent negative comment of some e-scooters.

"I do not say that I'm nervous, I think that the risk has been overweight especially when you compare them with traffic accidents," said Jung.

Six-month Onzo trial ends early next year.


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