Bike-share concern LimeBike has added electric pedal-assist bikes to its fleets in Medford, Melrose, Milton, Needham, Revere, and Waltham.
The e-bikes were already available among San Mateo, California-based Lime’s selections in Bedford, Belmont, Chelsea, Everett, and Winthrop, according to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, which has helped organize bike-share roll-outs in these towns and cities.
The app-unlocked e-bikes are equipped with lithium batteries that assist riders in getting up to 14.8 miles per hour, a particularly helpful feature on hills and other inclines. The e-bikes cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute to ride, though discounts are available.
The addition of the Lime e-bikes comes as bike-share options swell in the Boston region. Still no word on e-scooters, though—those remain technically illegal in Massachusetts.