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ELECTRIC BIXI 

The electric bike can be rented as a regular BIXI, at the additional cost of $1 per trip whether you are a BIXI member or a casual user!

Only $1 more per ride!

For every ride done with an electric bike, an additional dollar will be charged.

For BIXI members, all additional rental charges for riding an electric bike will be charged at the end of the billing cycle, which is the 20th day of each month.

3 ways to rent:

They are 3 ways to rent an electric BIXI: with the BIXI key, through the BIXI app or with a preregistered OPUS card. To register your card:

  • Click on "Subscribe"
  • Select the "OPUS Access" option
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Spot an electric BIXI in real-time!

On the BIXI app, the station hosting an electric bike will be displayed by a lightning pictogram.

*Please note that you cannot rent electric BIXI at the pay station. 

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There are three ways to rent an electric BIXI:

1- With the BIXI app

2- With the BIXI key

3- With the pre-registered OPUS card

* You can not rent an electric BIXI at the pay station

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Special fare

For every ride done with an electric bike one additional dollar will be charged.

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Don't forget to put your helmet on!

It's mandatory if you want to ride an electric bike. 

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Unlock a bike

At the docking point, dial your unlocking code or insert your BIXI key to rent an electric bike.

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Ride

Ride and respect the Highway Safety Code.

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Return

Return the bike to any of the 600 BIXI stations. Push the front wheel firmly into an empty bike dock.

IMPORTANT: Make sure the green light comes on after docking the bike. 

Few rules to make sure you’ll ride SAFELY

Wear a helmet when you ride an electric bike. It's mandatory!

• Respect the Highway Safety Code

• Signal your intentions

• Drive in the direction of traffic

• Remove your earphones

• Stay visible and alert at all times

Find an electric bike in real time

On the BIXI app, the station hosting an electric bike will be displayed by a lightning pictogram.

Frequently asked questions

If you need help, don't hesitate to contact us.

1 - Why should I use an electric BIXI?

To get from one station to another—quickly and easily

Because it’s fun. It’s like riding with the wind at your back.

Because it’s new and innovative.

2 - How can I rent an electric BIXI?

There are three ways to rent an electric BIXI bicycle:

1- Through the BIXI app

2- By using a BIXI key

3- By using a preregistered OPUS card

*You can’t rent an electric BIXI directly from the rental terminal

3 - How much does it cost to rent an electric BIXI?

BIXI members:

You will automatically be billed an additional $1 for every ride you take on an electric BIXI bicycle. Additional usage fees apply if you go beyond the allotted time.

Casual users:

An additional $1 will be added to the usual $2.99 fee for renting a regular BIXI. In other words, it will cost $1 + $2.99 to rent an electric BIXI for less than 30 minutes.

Electric BIXI bicycles can be rented using a BIXI key, the BIXI app or a preregistered OPUS card.

* The conditions of use and rental are the same as for a regular BIXI. Additional fees apply after 30 minutes for an occasional user and after 45 minutes for a BIXI member. A $100 security deposit applies to occasional users.

4 - For how long can I rent an electric BIXI?

Casual users: 30 minutes or less.
BIXI members: 45 minutes or less.

5 - Can I get a ticket for riding an electric BIXI without a helmet?

Failing to wear a protective helmet is a violation of the Highway Safety Code. You may be fined up to $100.

6 - Can I ride anywhere on an electric BIXI?

According to the Highway Safety Code, you may ride on public roads, except for highways and highway access roads. Electric BIXI bicycles can also be ridden on bike paths. But remember, sidewalks are for pedestrians only.

7 - How fast can an electric BIXI go?

BIXI Montréal has limited the bicycles’ top speed to 32 km/h in order to ensure the safety of all users.

8 - Are there any special safety rules that apply to using an electric BIXI?

The Highway Safety Code has established special rules for riding electric bicycles:

- You must wear a protective helmet that meets government safety standards 

- You must be 14 years of age or older.

- Users between the ages of 14 and 17 years of age must have a class 6D licence authorizing them to drive a moped. No licence is required for users 18 years of age or older.

Users must obey the Highway Safety Code at all times. For more details, visit saaq.gouv.qc.ca

9 - How do I know if the battery on the electric BIXI is sufficiently charged?

If the battery level is too low, the electric bicycle will automatically be locked at the dock and won’t be available to rent.

10 - What should I do if the electric BIXI’s battery dies or the bicycle gets damaged?

Depending on the situation, if the bicycle is damaged due to an accident, call 911 or the BIXI Montréal customer service line at 514 789-2494 or 1-877-820-2453 (open 24/7).

Otherwise, if the battery has been completely drained, simply return the bicycle to any BIXI station and press the wrench button on the dock or call us at 1-514-789-2494 or 1-877-820-2453 (open 24/7).

11 - In case of emergency, how do I turn off the electric assistance mode?

To manually turn off electric assistance, simply press the start button on the handlebar stem and hold it down for five (5) seconds. The button will flash blue when motor is turned off.

It’s not necessary to turn the motor off after each use. The motor automatically stops when it hasn’t been used for five (5) minutes.

12 - Can I reserve an electric BIXI?

No, you can’t reserve an electric BIXI bicycle.

However, you can search in real-time for a docking station that has an available electric BIXI using the BIXI app.

13 - Why did you choose to add electric bicycles to the current BIXI Montréal network?

This initiative aligns with BIXI Montreal’s mission and vision of modernizing urban mobility through an active, accessible, innovative and collaborative experience. 

We’re responding to the growing demand for self-service electric bicycles. This trend has taken the world by storm: Barcelona, Paris, San Francisco, and many more. 

BIXI Montréal has taken the plunge and will be joining the electric movement as we introduce a fleet of some 100 electric BIXI bicycles to the current network. 

Introducing electric bicycles to the current BIXI network will have a number of benefits. Electric BIXI bicycles will:

Help improve urban mobility and public transportation throughout Montreal (by relieving traffic congestion).

Give locals an alternative low-cost, accessible and innovative option for getting around the city. This new form of transportation has various ecological, economic, societal and physical advantages.

Respond to the strong demand for BIXI self-service bicycles.

Attract new users (e.g. non-users, casual users, professionals, older people or those who are less fit).

Allow users to cover a longer distance in a shorter time.

Make getting around easier.

14 - Why will it cost a $1 more to rent an electric BIXI?

We settled on this amount after analyzing the costs associated with managing a fleet of a few hundred electric BIXI bicycles. This amount could change depending on the number of BIXI bicycles introduced to the network in the coming years.

15 - When will electric BIXI bicycles be permanently available throughout the network?

Electric BIXI bicycles are currently being added to the network and their numbers will continue to increase in the coming years. 

16 - Why are electric BIXI bicycles being introduced randomly throughout the network?

Users can rent an electric BIXI at any BIXI station and return it to any other available docking station throughout the city. Since each rider can go where they want, when they want, electric BIXI bicycles are conveniently scattered throughout all four corners of the city. Additionally, being able to locate all BIXI bicycles when they’re docked at a station makes it easier for BIXI Montréal to recharge batteries and redistribute them throughout the BIXI network.

17 - What is an electric bicycle (electric power-assisted bicycle)?

It’s a bicycle that has been equipped with an electric motor and a rechargeable battery in order to help you pedal.

Electric assistance is automatically activated by pedalling. The motor will instantly provide just the right amount of power to boost your speed up to 32 km/h.

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2020-10-21
- Metro de Castelnau station (de Castelnau / St-Laurent) was removed today.

2020-10-16
- Grand Boulevard / de Terrebonne station was removed today.

2020-10-15
- De Champlain / Ontario station was removed today.

2020-10-15
- McGill / Place d'Youville station was removed today.

2020-10-09
- Bishop / Ste-Catherine station was removed today.

2020-10-09
- McGill / de la Commune station was removed today.

2020-10-07
- Metro Côte-Vertu (gohier / Edouard-Laurin) station was removed today.

2020-10-02
- 18th avenue / Rosemont station was removed today.

2020-10-02
- Sherbrooke/ Frontenac station was removed today.

2020-10-01
- Bloomfield / Van Horne station was removed today.

2020-09-30
- McGill / de la Commune station was reinstalled today.

2020-09-30
- De Bordeaux / St-Zotique station was removed today.

2020-09-25
- McGill / de la Commune station was removed today.

2020-09-25
- Arcand / Sherbrooke station was installed today.

2020-09-18
- St-Jacques / St-Pierre station was removed today.

2020-09-18
- Clanranald / Isabelle station was installed today.

2020-09-18
- Parc Van Horne (De la Peltrie / de Westbury) station was installed today.

2020-09-17
- Park Langelier - Marie-Victorin (Marie-Victorin / Langelier) was installed today.

2020-09-17
- Parc du Pelican (2e avenue / St-Joseph) station was installed today.

2020-09-17
- Parc St-Laurent station was installed today.

2020-09-16
- St-Gerard / Villeray station was removed today.

2020-09-11
- Harvard / de Monkland station was removed today.

2020-09-11
- de Ville-Marie / Ste-Catherine station was removed today.

2020-09-10
- Gilford / Parthenais station was installed today.

2020-09-10
- de Gaspé / Marmier station was moved at the corner of St-Dominique / de Bellechasse.

2020-09-04
- Clark / Ontario station was removed today.

2020-09-04
- Ste-Catherine / St-Laurent station was moved at the corner of St-Dominique / Ontario.

2020-09-03
- Laurier / de Bordeaux was installed today.

2020-09-03
- Parc du Pélican (2e avenue / St-Joseph) station was removed today.

2020-08-28
- Hutchison / Beaubien station was installed today.

2020-08-20
- Sanguinet / Ste-Catherine station was removed today.

2020-08-20
- Boucher / St-Denis station was installed today.

2020-08-20
- 4e avenue / Masson was moved at the corner of 5e avenue / Masson.

2020-08-14
- Valois / Ste-Catherine station was removed today.

2020-08-12
- Hutchison / Beaubien station was removed today.

2020-08-07
- Gaspé / Fairmount station was removed today.

2020-08-07
- Stanley / Sherbrooke station was removed today.

2020-08-07
- Parc Rosemont (Dandurand / d'Iberville) station was moved at the corner Fullum / Holt.

2020-08-07
- 3e Avenue / Dandurand station was moved at the corner 3e Avenue / Holt.

2020-07-31
- Marmier / St-Denis station was removed today.

2020-07-31
- King / Commune was moved at the corner of Prince / de la Commune.

2020-07-31
- Berri / St-Gregoire station was removed today.

2020-07-24
- O'Brien / Poirier station was removed today.

2020-07-24
- Poupart / Logan station was moved at the corner of Parthenais / Ontario.

2020-07-23
- des Ormeaux / Notre-Dame station was reinstalled today.

2020-07-23
- St-Jean-Baptiste / René-Lévesque station was removed today.

2020-07-21
- Marie-Anne / de la Roche station reinstated.

2020-07-14
- Des Soeurs-Grises / Marguerite-d'Youville station now in service.

2020-07-14
- Stanley / Sherbrooke station removed.

2020-07-10
- King / de la Commune station was installed today.

2020-07-09
- de la Commune / King station was removed today.

2020-07-08
- Hôtel-de-Ville / Sherbrooke station was moved at the corner of St-Dominique / Ontario today.

2020-06-30
- St-Gerard / Jarry station now operationnal

2020-06-30
- Lajeunesse / de Castelnau station removed.

2020-06-29
- The de Liège / Lajeunesse station was removed.

2020-06-29
- Lajeunesse / Villeray station removed.

2020-06-18
- Metro Sherbrooke (de Rigaud / St-Denis) was removed today.

2020-06-12
- Berri / Cherrier station was installed today.

2020-06-12
- 9e avenue / Holt station was moved at the corner of 10e avenue / Holt.

2020-06-11
- Parc de Bullion (de Bullion / Prince-Arthur) station was installed today.

2020-06-11
- Metro Jarry station (Lajeunesse / Jarry) was removed today.

2020-06-11
- Bellechasse / St-Vallier station was installed today.

2020-06-10
- Poirier / O'brien station reinstated.

2020-06-10
- St-Zotique / Clark station removed

2020-06-09
- Sanguinet / Ontario station reinstated

2020-06-09
- The Bellerive / Duchesneau station was moved to the des Ormeaux / Notre-Dame corner.

2020-06-09
- 10e avenue / Masson station reinstated

2020-06-08
- Boyer / Rosemont station reinstated.

2020-06-08
- Queen / Wellington station removed temporarily.

2020-06-08
- Benny / de Monkland station removed permanently.

2020-06-05
- de Bellechasse / de St-Vallier station was removed today.

2020-06-05
- Ste-Catherine / St-Marc station was removed today.

2020-06-04
- de l'Esplanade / Laurier station was moved at the corner of Jeanne-Mance / Laurier.

2020-06-04
- Bellerive / Duchesneau station was removed today.

2020-06-03
- Logan / d'Iberville station removed temporarily.

2020-06-03
- Metro Villa-Maria station (de Monkland/ Décarie) was installed today.

2020-06-02
- Square St-Louis station reinstated.

2020-06-02
- Sanguinet / Ontario station removed.

2020-06-01
- Place Longueuil station operational.

2020-06-01
- Collège Édouard-Montpetit station operational.

2020-06-01
- Métro Longueuil / Université de Montréal station operational.

2020-06-01
- St-Charles / Grant station operational.

2020-06-01
- St-Charles / Montarville station operational.

2020-06-01
- St-Charles / St-Sylvestre station operational.

2020-05-27
- Thérèse-Lavoie Roux station was moved at the corner of Outremont / Thérèse-Lavoie Roux.

2020-05-22
- Boyer / Beaubien station was removed today.

2020-05-22
- St-André / Robin station was removed today.

2020-05-21
- Metcalfe / Ste-Catherine station was installed today.

2020-05-15
- 19e avenue / St-Joseph Lachine station (7107) was moved at the corner of the 18e avenue / St-Joseph.

2020-05-15
- Ottawa / Peel (7047) station was removed today.

2020-05-14
- St-Andre / Cherrier station (6175) was moved at the intersection of St-Christophe / Cherrier.

2020-05-14
- Laurier / de Bordeaux station (6236) was removed today.

2020-05-13
- Berri / Cherrier station (6173) was removed today.

2020-05-08
- Palm / St-Remi station (6313) was removed today.

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