Tag Archives: e-scooter trials

The role of 5G in the e-mobility revolution

As COVID-19 disrupts the way we travel in the short-term, rental e-scooters are emerging as a new option after UK trials began on 4th July. It is anticipated that more than 50 local authorities across the country will begin operating scooter trials in partnership with scooter rental companies who have …

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Cambridgeshire, Peterborough poised for Voi e-scooter launch

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are set to play host to expanded e-scooter trials as European operator Voi arrives in the UK. The European operator has been appointed on a 12-month trial basis to provide both e-bikes and e-scooters across the region. E-scooters will be tested in the centre of Cambridge in …

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“Small number of idiots” will not halt e-scooter trials

The roll-out of e-scooters throughout Teeside is expected to go ahead despite reports of misuse. The company behind the UK’s first trial rental scheme, Ginger, said it recognises the issues and is making changes, including increased checks. The rides are expected to be available in Redcar and Hartlepool in late …

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Zego partners with Ginger to insure e-scooter trials

Zego has partnered with e-scooter company Ginger to provide insurance for the UK’s first-ever e-scooter trial. Ginger has deployed 300 scooters as part of the trial. Zego’s policy covers all units and is fully integrated into Ginger’s sign-up process to ensure that users have the government’s required third-party liability insurance. …

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Newcastle declared ‘most e-scooter-friendly’ city amid UK trials

Newcastle is the city most prepared for an e-scooter revolution, according to Uswitch research. The E-Scootability Index, which takes into account data from Britain’s 40 most populated cities, come as initial UK trials take place in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees. The data is based on air quality, …

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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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Industry reacts to UK e-scooter trials

UK e-scooter trials are finally going ahead this week after being given the green light from 4th July. The trials are designed to help understand whether the devices reduce motor traffic, as well as their impacts on safety for their users and others. They will be strictly prohibited on pavements, …

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UK rental e-scooter trials to be allowed from this weekend

New regulations allowing trials of rental e-scooters will come into force on Saturday 4th July, transport minister Rachel Maclean has announced. The first trials are expected to begin the following week. Local authorities and devolved administrations hosting the trials can allow or run the rental schemes in their areas, as …

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