Google Maps is now displaying available Lime e-bikes in over 100 cities, including London and Milton Keynes.
Lime say it's now easier than ever to get around on one of their e-bikes or e-scooters (the latter of which you can't use around most parts of the UK unfortunately) and features integrated into Google Maps include where your nearest Lime vehicle is, if it's available, price estimates and battery range.
Li Fan, Chief Technology Officer at Lime, says: “This integration will help people in over 100 cities around the world unlock an even easier way to explore their cities and reduce commute times.
"We believe in the gift of time, and our scooters and e-bikes offer a convenient and fun way of getting around some of the most congested areas in the world. We’re excited that this partnership with Google Maps provides the opportunity for Lime to connect people to their destination faster.”
If a bike is available, users will see Lime vehicles as an option from their cycling, walking and transit tab if they’re travelling a relatively short distance that may also be accessible via bike or scooter. Users can tap on a Lime in the Google Maps app, and Google Maps will show information about the selected vehicle.
Google Maps will also show you the best walking route to get to your selected Lime vehicle, then a bike route for the rest of your journey by selecting the cycling tab.
Lime scooters first began popping up on Google Maps in December 2018, and this latest partnership means more of their e-bikes are available in many more cities worldwide. In Europe, they're active in over 40 cities across 18 countries.
So far it's only being rolled out for Android devices, but iOS availability is coming at the end of August. Get Google Maps on Android here and on iOS here, and you can also head over to Lime's website to find out more and download their app.