MONTREAL – hundreds of electric bicycles to the operator JUMP were spotted on Monday piled up in the yard of a scrap metal dealer in Boisbriand in the Laurentians.
“Why have you sent this to about thirty kilometres from Montreal?” inquired Julien Guedj, who saw the pile of bikes is making it in the scrap yard.
The company Uber has deployed electric bicycles red self-service last summer in the streets of Montreal. The service has been in business for a few months before the winter season. They are still not reappeared this year.
“It is as if the company did not want this to be known,” said Mr. Guedj, still shocked by the presence of all these bikes in the courtyard of the company (RMB) Metal Boisbriand.
“I wanted to buy two bikes for $ 100, but the owner told me that he could not by reason of an agreement to be confidential,” explains Mr. Guedj.
To his surprise, the bikes were gone the next morning. “While everyone wants to buy a bike due to the pandemic, JUMP gets rid of hundreds of electric bicycles new”, he says.
Recall that the operation of electric bicycles JUMP Uber has been assigned to the operator of scooters, electric Lime at the beginning of the month of may, following an agreement between the two companies in california.
The operator Lime had still not replied to the questions in the “24 Hours” at the time of going to press.
The “24 Hours” reported last week that the new business model to JUMP to Montreal does not allow to deploy only electric bikes on the territory; he must be able to be combined with the presence of the scooters. However, the City has refused to accommodate scooters electric self-service for the summer of 2020.