E-Bike Discussion

eBike Sharing Scheme Rolled Out Across Newcastle

Newcastle, Australia has rolled out 100 eBikes across 19 charging stations as part of the new electric bike sharing scheme. The docking stations include; The Junction, Bar Beach, Wheeler Place, Newcastle Interchange, NewSpace, the foreshore, Customs House, Newcastle Library, Darby Street and Kuwami.

This is the result of a successful trial two years ago with three pedelecs and one docking hub. The docking stations are manufactured by a Swiss eBike company called WattWorld and are dubbed the Mobility Parc docking station.

These electric bikes can be fired by anyone over the age of 18 years anytime of the day on a one-off basis or weekly/monthly subscription. Prices start at $5.99 for 30 minutes, and $49 per month.

More details are to be released.
Is this something you’ll be interested in? Should Australia roll this out at the bigger cities such as Sydney and Melbourne? How do you feel about subscription based eBike services? This isn’t the first time seeing a subscription model. Comment and let us know your thoughts.

Source: The Herald Newcastle
Images: Simon McCarthy

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