In the last few years, e-scooters have become somewhat ubiquitous on Hamburg’s streets, as have other modes of transport ‘sharing’, such as car sharing and bike sharing. Recently, e-bikes have also become quite popular, with several companies emerging to provide Hamburg’s residents and visitors with plentiful e-bike sharing options.
Lime has been offering app-enabled e-scooters rentals in Hamburg since mid-2019, and more recently, they have expanded to e-bikes as well. Lime's e-bikes can reach a top speed of 25 kilometres per hour, meaning you’ll get where you need to go quite quickly. Riders are charged per minute, but a daily subscription is also possible.
Free Now & Bond
Working together with the Swiss manufacturer Bond, Free Now provides Hamburg’s commuters with e-bikes that go a little faster. With a top speed of 45 kilometres per hour, riders must wear a helmet to take advantage of this service. In addition, proof of at least a class M driver’s licence must be provided and riders must stay in the street, rather than the bike lanes or sidewalks. The e-bikes can be booked using the Free Now mobility platform app or the Bond app.