The ride hailing service Uber is expanding their field of operation and has rolled out an electric bike hiring service called Uber Jump.
If an electric bike completely changes the perception of biking as “so much easier” then, can we use them for cross border travel? Not sure how long one can ride a Uber Jump but if they are fully charged and laid out in a straight line (one every 10km or so), how far can you go by keeping switching from one bike to another?
When Eurostar or Thalys is too expensive and long-distance buses are too dodgy, would chained rental electric bikes work as a serious alternative for trans-Europe land transport?
Perhaps, a battery carrier is an option; in the load case below, 126 batteries are attached to the bottom of an Uber Jump.