Shared e-scooters have become a popular part of the micromobility landscape in many countries around the world. They have not been lawful in the UK, however the UK Government is now working with local authorities and operators to run a series of trials of rental e-scooters.
CoMoUK always strives to positively influence and shape the evolution of the shared mobility sector. Its remit is for the public benefit of shared transport and so it is supportive of the exploration and piloting of shared e-scooters to help assess their contribution as a transport mode. Key to that potential is how they can be most successfully deployed in these evolving times alongside bike share, car share, public transport, walking and private cycling.
CoMoUK has created a set of high-level principles to guide the development of the trials.
How they work
There are several different operational models using a range of on-street solutions and durations of hires. Read more here:
Types of Vehicles and Safety
Operators have introduced many innovations in terms of e-scooter technology and operations to enhance safety which are outlined within this document: