The ‘electric option’ will be available to annual subscribers for an additional €60 per annum
Via Dublin City Council:
Dublin City Council, JCDecaux and the National Transport Authority (NTA) have today announced that the NOW TV dublinbikes scheme will be enhanced with the upgrade of 50% of the fleet of 1,600 to hybrid electric bikes, commencing on March 30 when the first batch of e-dublinbikes will be launched. The bikes can also be operated as a regular pedal bike when the personal battery is not in use.
The electric option will be available to annual subscribers for an additional €60 per annum. Existing subscribers can choose to add the e-dublinbikes option to their current subscription.
…what about the battery?
The personal battery is completely portable and allows subscribers to benefit from electrical assistance for up to 8km per charge when using an e-dublinbike. It comes with a charger, measures less than 170mm and weighs 530 grams so it can easily fit in a jacket pocket or small bag. It is equipped with a micro USB-C port and can be used as an external battery to charge mobile phones or tablets when not being used on a bike.
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