NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Citi Bike rides are about to get a positive charge.
The service is adding 4,000 electric bikes to its fleet.
The company is rolling out the new pedal-assist e-bikes starting Thursday and will add more as the weather gets warmer.
They will be the bikes with the battery on the frame. E-bikes can reach top speeds of about 20-miles per hour – twice as fast as most people can pedal.
The upgrade will cost $2 more per ride.