Jump arrives in the streets of the French capital with a fleet of self-service scooters and electric bicycles. Fees, how to register, how the system works … All the practical details you need to know about this new service launched by Uber in Paris!
500 e-scooters and 500 e-bicycles
For his Paris debut in the electric bike field, Jump hits hard. Acquired by Uber a few months ago, the self-service specialist is already present in 18 cities around the world.
On April 11, the company has deployed 500 e-scooters and 500 electric bikes in the streets of Paris, a total of 1,000 vehicles. This park is planned to grow fast.
From 20 to 25 km / h
Easily recognizable by their red color, Jump electric bikes are the same as used in other cities by Jump. In compliance with European regulations, their electric assistance is limited to 25 km / h while their autonomy can be up to 50 kilometers per charge.
As Jump would like to eventually develop its own model, the company now turned to Segway for its scooters. E-scooter model is model quite similar to those proposed by its competitors but with its speed limited to 20 km / h instead of usually allowed 25 km / h. A choice that the operator justifies as security considerations.
How does Jump service work?
Like the other similar services offered in Paris, Jump electric two-wheelers operate in “free-floating” mode. That is to say that there are no fixed stations, the vehicles can be left anywhere in the predefined area.
To locate and book an e-bike or e-scooter nearby, the user needs to use the Uber application and activate unlocking with a built-in QR code.
How much does it cost?
E-bike or e-scooter … Jump does not differentiate and offers both of them at the same price. On the road, the service is charged 15 cents per minute. You will be charged a one euro fee to unlock the vehicle. This 1-euro fee is waved for the first three weeks to celebrate the launch of the service.
How to register?
If you already have the Uber app, there is nothing else to do. Just select “bike” in the home menu to access the service. If not, simply download the app, available on Android and Apple Store.
For more information, visit the official website of Jump (in French).
This post was translated from French. The original version was published on E-bike Generation. Photo credit – public domain.