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City's electric bicycles return to New York City this winter

The return of Citi Bike Electric is close! Several thousand electric pedal-assisted bicycles were pulled out of service in April after "dozens" of people were injured by more difficult brakes than expected

The return of Citi Bike Electric is close! Several thousand electric pedal-assisted bicycles were pulled out of service in April after "dozens" of people were injured by more difficult brakes than expected. 

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But now the brakes have been repaired, and hundreds of e-bikes will begin appearing at docking stations across the city starting this winter. 

The news follows a similar announcement that e-bikes are returning to San Francisco after battery fires caused them to stop working as well.

Citi Bike in New York City and Bay Wheels in San Francisco are operated by Motivate, a national cycling company owned by Lyft. 

Citi Bike says it has redesigned the brake setting for bicycles and is now working with a different battery supplier.

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"We are sorry for the delay and appreciate your patience"

"We expect to initially start several hundred e-bikes this winter and we will gradually see a larger fleet," Citi Bike said in a blog post. "We are sorry for the delay and appreciate your patience."

Citi Bike also eliminates the $2 fixed fee that applies to all e-bike rental services earlier this year, and will instead only charge riders for the duration of their bike. 

"We have heard your feedback," said City Bike. "Members told us they don't want to pay a fixed fee every time they choose an e-bike."

The new price for e-bike rental is $0.10 per minute for annual members and $0.15 per minute for non-members. 

Members will also be charged $2 per ride for 45 minutes or less beginning and/or ending outside Manhattan. Citi Bike also removes the 2-minute waiting period between rides.

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