What is an e-scooter
An e-scooter (electric scooter) is described by the Government in this way:
“An e-scooter looks like a normal push scooter, but it is powered using an electric motor and battery. E-scooters generally run between 9-15mph, but some models can reach speeds of 40mph and higher.
"They are also known as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs) or micro-mobility vehicles. Other types of micro-mobility vehicles include electric bikes, electric skateboards and segways.”
Privately owned e-scooters are currently illegal to use on public roads and footways, and may only be used on private land. One of the main reasons for this is to ensure that the trial can be more effectively controlled by local authorities.
For more information on the Government's work on e-scooters see: