Tag Archives: DfT

E-scooter trial launched in Stafford

Staffordshire County Council and transport partner Amey have joined with e-scooter providers Ginger and Zwings to launch micromobility trials in Stafford and Newcastle-Under-Lyme, as part of the Adept Smart Places Live Labs programme. The Live Labs Simulate programme, run by the county council and Amey, is designed to test new …

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Zipp Mobility approved for UK e-scooter trials

Zipp Mobility has been cleared by the DfT to partake in UK e-scooter trials as part of a strategy to explore greener and more socially-distanced methods of urban transport. The Dublin-based micromobility start-up, founded as recently as 2019, provides dockless e-scooters and is headquartered at the Centre for New Ventures …

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Ford partners with Vivacity to stop accidents before they happen

A consortium led by Ford is developing an innovative predictive road safety tool which, using data from connected vehicles and intelligent roadside sensors, could help to make travel in towns and cities safer and easier. Each year more than 1.3 million people are killed on roads around the world1 – …

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Post-COVID Carmageddon: DfT data confirms it’s happening

Amid the disruption, tragedy and uncertainty of COVID-19, one of the few benefits of the unfortunate situation was the change in our transport habits. The roads were clear, cities were quieter, the air was cleaner; cycling increased massively and we all enjoyed a healthier way of living. Unfortunately, it seems …

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DfT outlines e-scooter trial guidelines

The Department for Transport (DfT) has released initial guidelines clarifying safety, licensing and legal issues following the commencement of UK trials from 4th July. The rules for private e-scooters, the DfT emphasised, have not changed. It remains illegal to use them in public, and doing so could end in users …

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What do e-scooter trials mean for other LEVs?

As e-scooters begin trials throughout the UK, LEVA-EU questions EU legislation on all light electric vehicles… Since 4th July, the UK has been trialling e-scooters on public roads. However, the change in national legislation is such that not only e-scooters are allowed, but also light electric mopeds without type-approval. This …

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Dott set for UK debut following Government approval

Dott is among the first micromobility companies to be approved for UK e-scooter trials after ‘exceeding’ the necessary requirements set out by the Government. The brand’s scooters have been assessed and accepted by the DfT’s Vehicle Classification Agency, which requires a minimum of two brakes, large wheels and good lighting. …

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