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DfT to introduce new vehicle category for electric scooters

E-Scooters

18 May 2022
Baroness Vere: New rules are needed to improve e-scooter safety and crack down on illegal use whilst unlocking innovation and growth
Baroness Vere: New rules are needed to improve e-scooter safety and crack down on illegal use whilst unlocking innovation and growth

 

The UK Government is set to create a low-speed, zero-emission vehicle category which, it says, is “is independent from the cycle and motorcycle categories”.

Speaking in the House of Lords, Baroness Vere of Norbiton, parliamentary under-secretary of state at the DfT, said: “Safety is at the heart of our plans to create a regulatory framework for smaller, lighter, zero-emission vehicles, sometimes known as e-scooters.

“Their popularity is clear and new rules are needed to...

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