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Charing Lime scooters is a lucrative way to make income while you sleep

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Ridester
96 Rider Driver
 Posted 3 months ago

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Let's admit it, driving for Uber and Lyft is still lucrative, but not quite as lucrative as it used to be when these platforms rolled out into cities across the nation. Many drivers are turning to creative side hustles to make up for the loss in income they've experienced at Uber and Lyft both drop rates. One of these side hustles? Charging Lime scooters. 

When done correctly, charging Lime scooters can be a great source of income, if you're willing to put in the work. Whether you love or hate them this is an opportunity you don't want to overlook, especially if you live in a big city.

Our friends at Gigworker.com put together a comprehensive guide to how it works, what you'll earn, and how you can get started. Check it out:

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    JPoland
    169 Driver Driver
     2 months ago

    Do you think current UberX drivers can also do Lime charging? Picking them up while on the job?

    I am not sure where you charge these things. Do I bring them home and then, once charged, do I bring them back to certain locations?  If so, how long do I have to put them back?  Can I, for example, do my regular UberX gig all day, picking up 30 scooters.  Then charge them overnight?  Then the next day I disperse them through out my UberX shift.

    What I am attracted to here is the ability to mesh this into my days as an Uber driver.  Then we got something.

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      BenRosen
      50 Driver
       2 months ago

      I’m sure lots of people do them. 

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      breakingbread
      208 Rider Driver
       2 months ago

      Definitely not, where would you store the scooters while you are also picking up customers? Unless you attached a little uhaul to the back of your vehicle but then things start getting complicated.

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        JPoland
        169 Driver Driver
         2 months ago

        I’ve nevr seen one. Are they big?

        Maybe I can tie them to the top of my car. 

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    chawes
    704 Rider Guru
     2 months ago

    Nice website. I am definitely curious on the cost of electricity to charge these. Obviously the cost will vary depending on where you are, but just a general idea. I pay my electric bill each month but I really have no idea how much it would cost me to juice one of these things up... $1? $5? Anyone have a rough idea?

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      chawes
      704 Rider Guru
       2 months ago  (edited 2 months ago)

      Ok since a few people have wondered about this:

      How much does it cost to charge a scooter? Less than you might think. Just to run some rough numbers:

      The scooter batteries' capacities are reported to be about 8800mAh at 36V. We can convert this to watt hours: 8800 * 36 / 1000 = 316.8Wh

      Electricity costs on average of 12 cents per kilowatt hour (ie. 1000 watt hours) in the US. So, the cost of charging one of these scooters from empty is going to be something like:

      (316.8 / 1000) * 12 = 4 cents

      It's probably a bit more than that since chargers are not 100% efficient. And, the cost of electricity varies between different locations, so take this with a grain of salt. But it's safe to say the electricity cost of charging these things is not something to worry much about.

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      chewy
      82
       2 months ago

      I suspect a lot of juicers don't really consider this too carefully. I bet it is higher than they think but I don't really know.

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    FuegoJuno
    110
     2 months ago

    How do you char a scooter? Are you lighting them on fire.

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      MaisieCy89
      81 Driver
       2 months ago

      No, that's a typo.  It's supposed to read Charring Lime Scooters. Obviously.

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    momof4
    7285 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    It sounded good until you had to purchase the charger. How much does it run your electric bill up? Wasn't Lime scooters bought by Uber? If so then there isnt much money to be made once you pay for charger and use your electricity. 

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    KellyEbt
    12
     2 months ago

    How do they know it’s a charger person who’s picking them up and not some thief just loading them to steal?

    I heard there are anti-theft mechanisms like wheels locking and GPS, but do chargers have special tools or privilege?

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    SimOran
    10
     2 months ago

    This is an interesting thought. I have heard other people talk about doing this. I mean if I could make an extra $500 while I am sleeping at night that would be HUGE. I hope this model comes near me soon.

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      CaptainChampion
      128
       2 months ago

      I’m too lazy to look. Do you charge them on your own on your electricity bill? You have to subtract the cost before you can calculate the profit.

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    hanktoto
    138 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    Do we know what cities this is offered in?

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    eForceX77
    109
     2 months ago

    Typo. CharGing

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    odjel
    38 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    Has anyone here done this before? Curious if you can actually make $100 a night.

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    bettyvanwhy
    171 Rider
     2 months ago

    Do you have any information on how this impacts your electric bill? I would assume charging multiple scooters every night has to add up.