Beam and RIDE have officially taken over Adelaide streets with Lime Scooters losing out for permits.
For the month of March, Adelaide had been abuzz with Lime, a new, cheap electric scooter hire, in and around the city’s CBD.
While public opinion were split, Lime was here to stay and the council extended the initial one month trial to allow the scooters to continue to operate for another six months.
It seems that decision has also opened up the market to competitors (there was two licences granted 6-month permits once the initial trial ends), with the announcement that Singaporean e-scooter business Beam has Adelaide on its radar.
Hailed as a ‘safer’ alternative (by their own marketing peeps), Beam offers up two sets of brakes, allowing riders to have a more stable ride, and preventing the accidents that have been the cause of many Lime conversations this month.
So, unfortunately, Lime is out and Beam and RIDE are in, literally and figuratively. If you’ve got credit left use it up as the green scooters will be cleared off Adelaide streets on Sunday night.