Tag Archives: e-scooters

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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E-scooter and e-bike trials to extend across Cambridge and Peterborough

Plans to extend e-scooter and e-bike trials across Cambridge and Peterborough received the green light from members from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority board last Wednesday, 29th September. Recommendations to extend the ongoing e-scooter trial in Cambridge until March 2022 to continue learnings received approval, as did recommendations to expand …

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LEVA-EU requests Dutch Government to withdraw national LEV requirements

LEVA-EU is requesting the Dutch Government to withdraw national light electric vehicle (LEV) requirements. The (outgoing) minister of infrastructure and water management has submitted a proposal to the Dutch House of Representatives to introduce specific Dutch requirements for a number of light electric vehicles (LEVs). LEVA-EU said it has studied …

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LEVA-EU commissions research into potential of LEVs to fight climate change

LEVA-EU has commissioned research from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) to examine the potential of light electric vehicles (LEVs) in the fight against climate change. LEVA-EU, headquartered in Belgium, said mass uptake of LEVs such as e-scooters, electric (cargo) cycles, e-mopeds, e-motorcycles and small three- and four-wheeled e-vehicles is ‘crucial’ …

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BMW Group unveils Dynamic Cargo e-bike concept

The BMW Group has unveiled its new e-bike concept Dynamic Cargo and e-scooter concept Clever Commute. Dynamic Cargo is a compact, three-wheeled cargo bike concept with high agility, flexible usage options and increased year-round suitability, said the company. “Our goal was to develop a concept that retains the agility and …

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