Electric scooter charging is a cutthroat business, and Lime wants to fix that


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Charging the batteries of shareable electric scooters overnight — the latest entry in our metastasizing gig economy — can be a bit of a thankless task. The pay is minimal, the scooters can be hard to find, and freelancers often complain about unsafe conditions. Lime, one of the main players in the shareable e-scooter business, is looking to bring some order to the chaos.

The San Francisco-based startup is testing a new feature that allows its workforce of “juicers” to reserve a scooter before scooping it up for charging. In this way, juicers can claim a scooter before arriving at its location. Previously, collecting scooters for charging (which Lime calls “harvesting”) has been on a first come, first serve basis, and it could only be…

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