The latest UK system to go part-electric is Glasgow’s system which is run by Nextbike. The operator has published a map showing which docking stations “pedelec” electric bikes will be able to be hired from and returned to. Manual bikes will also be able to use these docking stations as well as the non-electrified ones.
Glasgow normally has around 400 bikes available although at the time of writing this has dropped to just over half this number – it looks like the manual fleet is being partially replaced by the pedelecs rather than it being a system expansion or alternatively the docking stations themselves are temporarily out of use while being converted.
The Glasgow system dock-based. While journeys can finish out-of-dock, a £5-£20 fine is charged depending on membership type, with membership cancellation for repeated out-of-dock ends.
|Nextbike Glasgow||Pedal |
|Usage Fee||£1/30min, |
|Usage Credit||N/A||N/A||30 min/|
|Out-of-Hub End Fee||£10||£20||£5|
|Out-of-Hub Start Credit||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Monthly memberships are also available (£10/month). Maximum journey 24 hours.