The startup said it removed the affected scooters in Los Angeles, San Diego and the Lake Tahoe area, the three locations where they were deployed.
"Immediately after knowing the defect" We have worked with Segway Ninebot to develop a software program that recognizes the potentially affected batteries, "said Lime." We then worked on our own to develop an even more thorough software program to ensure that no potentially faulty scooters remain in circulation. "
According to the company, the problem was 0.01% of the total fleet, but the battery issues do not end there.
Another version of its scooters may also be vulnerable to one Battery failure that we are currently investigating, "he said.
The electric scooter industry already has a roller coaster year. Cities in the United States have been aggressive in restraining and even closing down companies like Lime and Bird Rides, when hundreds of scooters filled their streets and apparently overcrowded their sidewalks that night.
The Segway Ninebot was not immediately available for comments on the battery issues reported by Lime on Tuesday.