Revel is increasing on its electric moped rentals by introducing month-to-month e-bike rentals in New York Metropolis for $99 per 30 days beginning in March, the NY Post has reported. Whereas a bit expensive, contemplating that the Wing e-bike it is utilizing price $1,299 to purchase, the subscription consists of perks you would not usually get. The e-bike is delivered straight to your door and consists of complimentary upkeep for flat tires, the battery, chain and brakes — all inside 24 hours. You may additionally get a motorcycle lock and studying supplies that can assist you navigate by NYC’s imply streets.
For the reason that bikes stay in your possession, you’ll be able to take them wherever you need. Revel is beginning this system with 400 e-bikes for residents of the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, however will make extra out there if demand goes up within the spring and summer time.
With a flat month-to-month charge, this system is kind of totally different from Lyft’s Citi Bike brief time period e-bike rental providing. Nonetheless, Revel CEO Frank Reig mentioned that the corporate did not need its e-bike’s jamming up sidewalks and streets like Lime scooters and different rental merchandise.
Final summer time, Revel shut down its electrical scooter service in New York Metropolis after two riders were killed and others injured in visitors accidents. When the corporate returned, it added a required 20-minute security check and selfie so riders may show they had been carrying helmets.