Hundreds of e-bikes now available in Toronto as part of pilot project

Aug 19 2020, 12:32 pm

Bike Share Toronto has launched a new pilot program for new pedal-assist e-bikes as part of its 2020 expansion, adding hundreds of e-bikes into the system.

According to the City of Toronto, the e-bikes will be available in the system as of Wednesday however, 10 e-bike charging stations for the pilot will be installed within the next few weeks.

Additionally, 300 pedal-assist e-bikes will be available, included in the expansion of 1,850 new bikes, 160 stations, and 3,615 docking points, according to Bike Share Toronto.

This announcement also tags along with the news of Bike Share Toronto’s partnership with CAA South Central Ontario partnership, offering riders free bike rides every Wednesday in September.

As for the new additions, each charging station will be able to charge about 20 to 25 bikes at a time.

“E-bikes will be picked up by operators throughout the date to ensure that they are being charged for the next day,” reads the statement.

“Once the e-bikes are charged, operators will leave them at one of the 10 e-bike charging stations across the city.”

According to the city, the e-bikes will allow riders to travel at a max of 25 kilometers and can travel as much as 70 kilometers before needing a charge.

For those wanting to try them out, there is no extra cost to use the e-bikes once they launch.

 

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