Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has taken it upon himself to expand Uber throughout the European markets. He has begun doing so by announcing at the NOAH Berlin conference that Uber’s Jump electric bike sharing service will be available starting this summer, in Berlin.
Alongside Berlin, there will be a number of other European cities that will benefit from it within the next months, though no names have been announced yet.
The Jump bike startup was aquired by Uber in April, with a price tag of $200 million.
Initially, the bikes had been provided to San Francisco residents for $2 per 30 minute ride. So far, there have been well over 12,000 dock-less bikes deployed in 6 countries.
The Jump bikes use electrical assistance, so you will still need to pedal. A full charge has a range of around 30 – 40 miles.
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the bike you have rented will be fully charged, so you might have to do all the work if the it goes flat.