Global insurer Allianz has entered into a strategic partnership with Lime, a leading provider of shared micromobility solutions, focused on improving the safety of micromobility.
Lime, together with Allianz, through its Allianz Partners unit, have launched a comprehensive insurance program that automatically provides Lime riders with Personal Accident Insurance, and Liability Insurance, at no extra cost.
This new addition has already been introduced in France, and partly in Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Denmark, and provides riders with protection as soon as they step onto a Lime e-scooter. In the future, the program will be launched across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Alongside the new insurance program, Lime and Allianz have partnered to co-design a two-year safety campaign to run until March 2022, which aims to advance micromobility safety issues around the world. This campaign will see Allianz sponsor 50,000 helmets over two years; an invitation to riders to participate in an interactive e-scooter ride-safety test; and local ride safety trainings.
Initially, these schemes will launch in France in cooperation with the local Allianz network, but will be adapted and introduced to other markets in the coming months.
Wayne Ting, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lime, commented: “Keeping our riders and communities safe is at the forefront of Lime’s mission. We are excited to partner with Allianz to design a best-in-class insurance and safety program as their deep expertise and leadership will be invaluable to our commitment to safety. As the demand for micromobility continues to grow around the world, safety must remain at the forefront and this program will ensure the highest standard for our riders and set a new bar across the industry.”
Sirma Boshnakova, CEO of Allianz Partners, added: “As the world is gradually adopting multi-modal new mobility, we actively support this evolution by offering new products and service solutions for the emerging mobility ecosystem to meet the safety challenges that come with this mobility transformation.
“As a leader in risk management solutions, Allianz works with top mobility players to create new and innovative solutions to ensure our customers’ safety. Allianz is excited to partner with Lime on a new insurance solution. This is a clear demonstration from Lime that safety and reliability is their number one priority and further shows that Allianz is the Insurer of choice for New Mobility. With Lime, we are determined to prepare ourselves for the future in managing risks in mobility for everyone.”