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Open consultation: Legalising rental e-scooter trials: defining e-scooters and rules for their use

Defining an e-scooter, its maximum speed and power, and setting the rules that users must follow in e-scooter trials.

Open consultation: Legalising rental e-scooter trials: defining e-scooters and rules for their use

Published: 18 May 2020
By Chris Haycock



We are seeking views on the proposed regulatory changes to allow e-scooter trials to begin. These changes will set the rules for e-scooters and their users. We are running trials as we assess whether e-scooters should be legalised in the UK.

The consultation asks about:

  • a definition of an e-scooter and its physical design
  • the max?imum speed and power limits to be allowed in trials
  • a range of rules for legal e-scooter use during trials

This consultation is part of the ‘Future of transport regulatory review’ for which we are running a call for evidence, which includes seeking evidence on micromobility vehicles (including e-scooters), flexible bus services, and mobility as a service.

Documents Legalising rental e-scooter trials HTML

Ways to respond

Respond online

or

Complete a response form and either

Email to:

micromobility@dft.gov.uk

Write to:

Micromobility, Traffic and Technology Department for Transport Great Minster House 33 Horseferrry Road London SW1P 4DR


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