An experienced juicer who charges Lime’s electric scooters has slammed its latest model for its “health and safety issues,” Stuff.co.nz reports.
Lime-S Gen 3, the latest e-scooter, has a wider base and larger wheels than the other models. It also weighs around 23.8kg – about 6kg more than the others.
An Auckland juicer, who chose to remain unnamed, said that latest model may be great for riders but dangerous for juicers.
“They’re just too heavy, they’re dangerously heavy,” the juicer told Stuff.co.nz.
He added that he won’t be surprised at all if there will be a rise in Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) claims due to people being injured by lifting the latest model.
“They’re a real health and safety issue – [you have] to lift that up into a van or bend it over into the back of a car which could cause back, shoulder and elbow issues,” he said.
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Lauren Mentjox, public affairs manager at Lime, said that the company considered the safety of both riders and juicers when it created the latest model.
“Lime is the only company that is fully responsible for the design through to manufacture of our scooters and we are constantly working to ensure we have the best and safest possible product for our riders and juicers,” Mentjox told Stuff.co.nz.