Like most sharing Electric Scooter Companies, lime has been hit hard by the new crown pandemic, according to foreign media reports. In an interview, lime CEO Wayne Ting said they found a 95% drop in user usage and “we’re a mobility company. One of the problems with mobility companies is that when the community is closed, users stop using it. ” < / P > < p > however, although the world is still under the control of covid-19, lime’s business has begun to rebound. In May, the company reached a crucial investment agreement with companies such as Uber, which bought Uber’s bicycle and scooter business jump for $170 million. In the deal, Ting, then head of global operations at lime (former chief adviser to Uber CEO Dara khosrowshahi), replaced Brad Bao as CEO. < / P > < p > now, Ting says, lime’s users are back. The company has just announced that it has reached the milestone of 200 million person times. It is understood that it took the company 28 months to reach 100 million person times, but it took only 13 months to reach another 100 million person times. Lime is expected to achieve another milestone in 2021: profitability. Ting pointed out that the recovery of limes has never been an inevitable result. “We are very surprised that limes business has recovered so fast and so strongly. I don’t think it’s because the world is back to normal. I think it’s because we’re seeing a paradigm shift from traditional modes of transportation – especially cars – to other modes of transportation. ” < / P > < p > to be sure, the company began to shrink before the outbreak. In January, lime fired 14% of its employees, about 100, and recalled electric scooters from 12 cities. Scooter sharing is a seasonal business, and companies often withdraw their business in winter. < / P > < p > but Ting says the pandemic has changed the way people travel in cities. With the people seeking the way to travel far away from the society, the passenger flow of public transport is decreasing. With the spread of the epidemic, electric scooter and bicycle companies seem to be beginning to absorb these mobile passengers. < / P > < p > before the pandemic, Scooter Companies were doing well. A new report from nacto shows that the total number of shared micro mobile trips in the United States soared from 84 million to 136 million between 2018 and 2019. Among the new trips, electric scooters account for the vast majority, and their usage has more than doubled, while the number of cyclists has only increased by 10%. The question remains: how long will it take for electric scooter sharing to return to the pre-covid-19 level? < / P > < p > at the moment, lime usage is still declining, mainly because the company’s main uses – travel and work commuting – still don’t exist in most of its markets. But the company believes it can return to or even surpass its peak before the covid-19, especially if people continue to stay away from carpooling services such as Uber and LYFT. < / P > < p > although scooter sharing has proved popular among riders, it has always been a loss. Most companies rely on a lot of venture capital to maintain their operations. The industry has been trying to solve its unit economy problems. In the unit economy, the purchase price of each scooter before its final collapse exceeds the income it brings. < / P > < p > in addition, most of the electric scooters deployed by companies like bird and lime come from Chinese companies, such as Xiaomi and Segway ninebot. However, the products of these companies are not made for shared use, so they are prone to failure within a few weeks of launch. But in the past year, these Scooter Companies have begun to introduce better and more durable scooters to extend the average life span and improve unit economic efficiency. Ting points out that lime has seen a significant increase in the life span of each small scooter, which can stay in circulation for an average of two years. < / P > < p > “we want to make sure that our motorcycles don’t break down, and even if they do, they are easy to repair,” he added. “This can improve the profitability of every scooter.” < / P > < p > in addition, lime also wants to rethink the significance of micro mobile device suppliers. The company doesn’t want to be just a scooter company. It also sees itself as a “platform” for all kinds of micro mobility. This winter, the lime app will start allowing users in specific cities to find and rent vehicles from third-party operators, starting with wheels’ pedal less E-bike. < / P > < p > lime already has the largest shared micro mobile provider in the world. By integrating more types of small electric vehicles into its platform, Ting said, the company hopes to become “a one-stop shop for any user who wants to travel less than five miles without a car.”. The report shows that the number of app store purchases soared in the first half of this year due to the impact of covid-19