Tag Archives: e-scooters

Ducati’s Urban e-Mobility line now available in UK

Ducati’s Urban e-Mobility line has launched in the UK, following news that the Government will create a new low-speed zero-emission category, with e-scooters hoped to be the first of these vehicles. Developed in partnership with Italian e-mobility specialist Platum, the collection of four electric scooters, one specialist off-road scooter and …

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Government set to create new e-scooter vehicle category

The Government has announced its intention to create a low-speed zero-emission category that is independent from the cycle and motor vehicle categories, with e-scooters hoped to be the first of these vehicles. Yesterday, a Government spokesperson confirmed that new e-scooter legislation will be included in the upcoming Transport Bill, which …

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E-scooter legislation to be included in Transport Bill, Government confirms

New e-scooter legislation will be included in the upcoming Transport Bill, a government spokesperson has confirmed. In yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, carried out by the Queen’s son Prince Charles, the Government announced its plans for the upcoming parliamentary session. There was no specific mention of electric scooters in the speech or …

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Shared transport charity CoMoUK and BA welcome news on privately-owned e-scooter legislation

Shared transport charity CoMoUK has welcomed news that privately-owned e-scooters could soon be made road legal. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said an announcement will be made about the legalisation surrounding e-scooters in next month’s Queen’s Speech. He told the Commons Transport Select Committee: “We will take powers to properly …

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Privately-owned e-scooters banned from London transport network over fire concerns

Privately owned e-scooters will be banned from London public transport, following cases of defective battery fires.  Transport for London (TfL) announced that private-use e-scooters and e-unicycles will be banned from Monday, 13th December, with customers breaking the rules will face a £1,000 fine.  According to TfL, the decision has been …

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Bolt teams up with Allianz Partners to provide e-scooter insurance 

Bolt has teamed up with Allianz Partners to provide insurance to its electric scooter users across 26 countries in Europe. The new three-year partnership will see Bolt scooter users provided with two types of insurance already embedded in the rental fee: Personal Accident Insurance and Rider General Liability Insurance. This …

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‘Problematic’ or ‘fine to sell’ – Retailers share their thoughts on sale of e-scooters

The sale of private use e-scooters remains a topic of discussion in the cycle industry, as retailers weigh up the potential profits against legal difficulties for consumers. Under current UK law, privately owned electric scooters are banned on the roads, as the Government is holding trials for scooter-share schemes across …

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Tell us your thoughts: Will you sell e-scooters through your business? 

The wave of electric scooters has swelled massively in recent years, as trial schemes have popped up in cities and towns across the UK. While the Government is testing the feasibility of e-scooters on the roads in certain parts of the country, the use of privately owned e-scooters on public …

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Dott e-scooters and e-bikes now available on Google Maps

Dott’s e-scooters and e-bikes are now available on Google Maps. When planning a journey, users of Google Maps will now find Dott’s e-scooters and e-bikes as a travel option, along with estimates for cost and travel time. The feature is now available in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, …

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LEVA-EU calls on Dutch government to halt national LEV rule plans

Trade association LEVA-EU is calling on the Dutch government to halt plans to introduce national rules for a number of light electric vehicles, which it says will breach European legislation. LEVA-EU, headquartered in Belgium, has announced it is ‘stepping up’ its lobbying of both the Dutch Parliament and the European …

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