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Pilot project

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Electric BIXI pilot project

From August 15 to November 15, 2018, BIXI will be running a pilot project to test a bike-sharing system for electric-assisted bikes. The test will take place on a closed circuit in the borough of Saint-Laurent. A fleet of 10 electric bikes and 3 electric charging stations will be made available to selected individuals.


Electric pedal power

Adding electric-assisted bikes to the BIXI bike-sharing system will help users to get from one station to the next more quickly and easily. Key features of the system:

  1. 1

    Electric assistance

    Activates automatically as you pedal. Press the button to check the battery level. The electric assist feature switches to standby if it has not been used for 5 minutes.

  2. 2

    Drive system

    Pedal assistance up to 25 km/h. The amount of power provided adapts to meet the user’s needs.

  3. 3


    Integrated into the bike frame, the battery provides electric assistance for around 60 km when fully charged. Battery life may vary based on the level and conditions of use.

  4. 4


    Place the bike in one of the charging station’s bike docks to charge it.
    1 hour of charge time provides about 15 km worth of battery life.

    ** Note that electric BIXI bikes cannot be charged in regular BIXI stations.

Borrow an electric BIXI in 7 easy steps

Step 1

Find an electric BIXI station and select an electric bike.

Step 2

Insert your electric BIXI card into the bike dock.

Step 3

Put on your helmet – it’s required by law.

Step 4

Enjoy your ride, making sure to respect all traffic laws. Electric assistance activates automatically as you pedal.

Step 5

Press the start button to check the battery level. There’s no need to turn off the motor after use.

Step 6

Bring the bike back to a designated station.
Place your bike in the bike dock and push the front wheel firmly forward until the green light comes on and the wheel locks into the dock.

Step 7

Participate in the survey that will be emailed to you or fill it out here

  • You must wear a helmet
  • Respect all traffic laws
  • Signal your intentions
  • Ride in the same direction as the traffic
  • Take off your headphones
  • Be visible and alert at all times

Safe biking tips

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Cycle Finder

Find an electric BIXI in real time

Download the CycleFinder app and select the  Saint Laurent borough.

Electric bikes are identified by a pictogram showing a lightning bolt.

Download the app

Contact us

BIXI Montreal
5945 de Gaspé avenue
Montréal (Québec) H2S 2X4


Customer service : 514 789-BIXI (2494)
Toll free : 1 877 820-2453
Fax : 514 633-5689
Head office : 514 397-8935

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