Lime Gearing Up to Add Cars to Its Fleet of Bikes and Scooters | Digital Trends

Lime is already running a bikesharing scheme in Seattle, though city officials have so far prevented scooter-based schemes from operating there.

Carsharing offers fast rentals via a smartphone app and in many cases is more convenient than dealing with a traditional car-hire firm, which requires a visit to a specific office and the completion of paperwork before you can jump in the driving seat.

It can be a great option for city folks who occasionally need a car for a short ride, with most of the costs associated with car ownership all taken care of. The rental price can, however, quickly increase if you keep the car for a long period of time, and it can be annoying if a vehicle isn’t available when you need one.

Popular carsharing services currently include Zipcar, Car2go, and General Motors’ Maven, while many traditional car-hire firms have also diversified to offer similar schemes.

Rental costs 29 or 39 cents a minute depending on the size of the car, though efficiently priced “package” rates can be purchased if you’re going to need the car for longer than 30 minutes.

Fuel, parking, insurance, and maintenance costs are all included in the price, and there are no monthly or annual fees to worry about.

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