As the green revolution is just around the corner, every one of us is trying to do our bit. Transportation is moving swiftly into the electric department. With the rise of Tesla and other electric vehicle manufacturers, we are ever creating cleaner and cheaper ways to get from A to B.
Electric scooters are popping up across the world, with scooter-hire schemes, much like bikes, operating in 100s of cities across the world. Including the UK.
It is a two-wheeled scooter that you stand on, powered by small electric motors. Like a bike, but with less pedalling and looser clothing. There is nothing, I mean nothing flying down the road, with the wind in your hair.
They can be quite fast as well, as the T4 Max Adult Electric Scooter is. So you have to take extra care on the roads.
In cities like London and Liverpool, they are trialling scooter-sharing schemes, where you can hire them using a smartphone and app.
Students, mums, young adults, everyone are buying into the hire scheme making them an alternative to bicycles or the car.
You can only ride Electric Scooters on Private Land with permission from the landowner
With City Trials, you can only ride on the roads
You must have a provisional or full driving license in using one of the rental schemes
You don't need insurance currently with the city hire-schemes
Currently, if you own an electric scooter, and there are many to choose from here, you can only ride it on private land. Because all of us have large amounts of private land to whizz around on our scooters right?
In the cities where they are trialling them, you have to have a provisional or full driving licence, and not ride them on the pavement. Which makes perfect sense. And you don't need insurance, yet.
However, you can't ride your private scooter on the road at this current moment. Boooo! The good news is that the Transport committee is using the trials to determine the safety of the E-Scooters, wanting them to be part of the new cleaner and greener movement in the UK.
And who doesn't want to do our bit for the environment while navigating the urban landscape?
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