Seattle Times. The University of Washington is partnering with Intrago to provide electric bikes for students and faculty members across campus. Intrago is a developer of automated local vehicle rental and management systems specifically for combined offerings of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs), Segway Personal Transporters, electric scooters, electric bicycles, and pedal bicycles.
Forty electric bikes will be available to be checked out. Each bike can go 25 miles on a charged battery, more if it’s pedaled.
Under the plan, there will be four stations spread across campus where the bikes can be charged, 10 at each station. The program is being partially funded by a $200,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation as part of a $1 million trip-reduction program.
Under the UW plan, users would pay a yet-to-be-established fee, go to a bike station, present a key and enter a PIN to unlock a bike. When the ride is over, the bike could be returned to a docking station.