Auckland city council have given Uber owned Jump a licence to operate for six months, beginning in 2020. Any of the 655 bikes can be booked via the Uber app.
Henry Greenacre, JUMP General Manager New Zealand has much to say about the rollout.
“JUMP’s custom-built e-bikes are an industry-leading, pedal-assisted electric bike with a reputation for safety, rider comfort, and durability. They allow you to ride up hills and take longer commutes to work, without breaking a sweat.
“We’ll also bring to Auckland our second-generation JUMP e-scooter, with larger wheels, better suspension, a lower centre of gravity, fully hidden brake cables and battery, and an even better braking system. All this makes for a more comfortable and safer ride”
“With the launch of JUMP e-bikes and e-scooters in Auckland, we’re bringing new choices about how to get around in a cleaner, smarter way.
“E-scooters are not for everyone, or for every trip. With e-bikes, Aucklanders will now have an option for longer journeys, or a journey where they need to carry some shopping. The more choice Aucklanders have, the more they are able to leave their car at home, helping create a more sustainable and enjoyable city.
“For a long time, the personal car has almost been seen as the only option for how we get around. But with advances in transport technology, we have an opportunity to find better, more sustainable ways of getting around our cities.
“As we have done in Wellington, we are committed to working closely with Auckland Council on making these new forms of transport a success that helps our cities move better.
“We are keen to learn and adjust our operations as we grow to ensure Aucklanders have a great experience every time they get on a JUMP e-bike or e-scooter.”