Uber launches electric bikes in Brussels

Uber launches electric bikes in Brussels

As of Thursday, there is a new player on the Brussels electric bike sharing market – Uber. The JUMP service started in Brussels early on Thursday morning with 500 electric bikes appearing across Brussels City, Saint-Gilles, Ixelles, Etterbeek, Sint-Joost-ten-Node and Schaerbeek.

The bikes are pedal-assist electric bikes, which means that the harder you pedal the more you will be assisted. An integrated GPS and lock means that you can find a bike near you, and go for a ride.

“The centre of Brussels can be challenging to navigate smoothly,” says Nicholas Van de Loock, General Manager of JUMP Belgium. “With the integration of JUMP in our current range, we can offer solutions to ease commuting and help users in the search for alternative and sustainable transport,” he added.

Marking the release on his Twitter, Pascal Smet, the Brussels Minister for Mobility, shared this photo, saying: “more information soon”.

To celebrate the launch, JUMP is offering free rides in Brussels via the Uber app for four days, from Thursday, 25 April to Sunday, 28 April, up to a maximum of 20 minutes per ride. The normal rate is 1 euro to unlock the bike and then 0,15 euro per minute spent on the bike.

Jules Johnston
The Brussels Times

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