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02/12/2019 11:27

PBSC PARTNERS WITH CAREEM INDUBAITO LAUNCH FIRST LARGE-SCALE ELECTRIC BIKE-SHARE NETWORK INTHE MIDDLE EAST



Canada, Dec. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

  • Bike-share pioneer PBSCenters into multi-year agreement withthe Middle Easts leading ride-hailing company,Careem,to launchCareemBikes in Dubai.
  • Over the coming months, PBSC will start deploying its E-FIT electric bikes and smart stations throughout Dubai.  
  • The scope of the agreement provides for 3,500 e-bikes and 350 smart stations.   

Montréal, December 2, 2019 PBSC Urban Solutions, the world leader in smart bike-share solutions, is proud to announce that it has partneredwithCareem, the top ride-hailing company in the Middle East, aswell asDubais Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), to bring its e-bikes to the Emirate. 

Over the coming months,the companywill start deploying itsE-FIT electric pedal-assist bikes and smart stations throughoutDubai. The multi-year contract provides for 3,500 bikes and 350 stations. This isPBSCs first foray into the Middle East, after successfully launching earlier this year in cities such asBarcelona,Buenos Aires, Santiago and Monaco. It is also the regions first large-scale electric bike-share network. 

We are excited to bring our bike-share and technology solutions to Dubai. This is an important step for our company that builds on our recent momentum in Europe. Together withCareem, were on a mission to re-invent what transport means for the millions of people in the Middle East. We look forward to giving Dubai residents a viable and sustainable transportation alternative one thats in line with the governments mobility goals, says Luc Sabbatini, CEO of PBSC. 

In recent years, the RTA has made a concerted effort to improve mobility infrastructure in Dubai through a network of cycling lanes, with plans to more than double these dedicated thoroughfares by 2030. The E-FIT is the perfect vehicle to help the citys residents and visitors take advantage of these efforts. While Dubais topography is relatively flat, the e-bike will give riders a boost when temperatures soar, reducing the amount of energy required to pedal. 

The E-FIT is PBSCs most recent electric two-wheeler. It premiered at the Consumer Electronics Show inearly2019 and is modeled on the companys FIT, which features a lighter frame and smaller wheels than its original ICONIC bike. The E-FIT has an autonomy range of up to 70 km and its central motor can propel riders up to25km/h. 

Dubais system, dubbedCareemBike, will feature PBSCs smart station technology, which allows riders to recharge their e-bikes directly at the docking point. This means that operators dont have to worry about swapping out batteries or manually charging the e-bikes. Adding to the operational efficiency of PBSCs system is itssmart tech that transmits data about battery, bike and network health back to operators, who monitor their system througha bespoke management platform.Both the smart stations andPBSCs e-bikeshave been thoroughly tested and hold multiple safety certifications. 

About PBSC Urban Solutions 
PBSCis changing the world, one city at a time. Amicromobilitypioneer, it develops, markets and operates alongside its local partners the most innovative, customizableandreliable public bike-share systems on the market.PBSCssustainable technology empowers cities to provide users safeand enjoyable transportation alternatives that reduce congestion and improve quality of life. PBSC currently has four bike models ICONIC, FIT, BOOST and E-FIT deployed around the world and continues to expand its global footprint with over 84,000 bikes, 6,800 stations and 350 million rides so far!Visitwww.pbsc.comto find out more. 


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Nathalie Doré
PBSC Urban Solutions
media@pbsc.com

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