Chicago, Meet Your New Ebike

We’re beginning to roll out our new ebikes—one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2021—on the streets of Chicago. You’ll start seeing more every day over the next couple of months as we add over 2,000 of these new bikes to the Divvy system.

These new ebikes are sure to get their time in the bike lane. Last year, our ebikes saw two to three times as many rides per bike as our classic pedal bikes across our Lyft bikeshare systems. The bike boom isn’t slowing down, and neither are we.

The new Divvy ebike has a smooth and adaptive motor, as well as improved ergonomics to accommodate a larger range of riders. Read more about our new bike’s features below:

Bike Features

Smart & Adaptive Design

  • Intuitive: The new ebike has a seamless, single gear transmission that is tuned perfectly for all speeds and grades of road. In other words, there’s no need to shift gears.
  • Sleek: Now, the battery and all cables are integrated into the frame of the bike.
  • Power and finesse: The bike’s motor is stronger than our current model, at 500 watts, which will allow the bike to add more power when you need it, such as on hills and bridges.

Industry-Leading Safety Features

  • Beacon: A powerful illuminated light ring known as the LED beacon brings even more visibility to the ebike at night—similar to cars.
  • Retroreflective paint: We custom designed a new type of paint that is retroreflective like street signs, illuminating ebikes at night and keeping riders visible.
  • Safety sensors: Our ebike has safety sensors that self-monitor bike parts, including brakes and batteries. This helps ensure riders will have a more reliable bike in a state of good repair.
  • Hydraulic brake: The new ebike has a rear hydraulic brake, which helps riders stop smoothly with less force.

Best-in-Class Rider Experience

  • Longer rides: We’ve increased the battery capacity of our ebikes to 60 miles on a single charge. That means more bikes available to consumers at stations and fewer operations trips to replace batteries.

  • An ebike for all sizes: The new ebike is designed to be more comfortable for a wider range of heights. It also has an improved seat clamp to make seat adjustments easy.

  • Built-in tutorials: The ebike has an LCD screen and speaker that gives riders instruction for unlocking, parking, and more.

Find unlocking instructions, rules of the road, and pricing details on our website.