Are electric scooters legal in the UK

by | Mar 4, 2023 | Uncategorised

With Electric Scooter being legal it is a yes and no answer. The main reason for this is that most electric scooters are classed as powered transporters which means that they are put into the same category as motor vehicles. This means that they are illegal to ride, however, there are some electric scooters that are legal to ride in the UK.

These would be the electric scooters that are rented or the electric scooters that are backed by Government schemes. The only place that your own personal electric scooter can be used is on private property. The law behind this is very similar to that which Electric Bike follow. You can check electric bike guidelines
Although there are a lot fewer dangers involved in riding a e-scooter as people use them for commuting as well as just having a bit of fun on which is different from electric scooters which cannot really be used for fun but more for just commuting or making small journeys.
With electricbike.co.uk you have the choice to also purchase other ebikes such as
  • Frame: Steel, Step Through City, Unisex, 18″
  • Fork: Suspension Fork, 26″ – Steel Blade/Alloy Crown 25.4×28.6x175mm
  • Battery: 13Ah 36v Li-Ion, Rack Integrated
  • Display: Kingmeter LED, 3 Modes
  • Controller: 36V
  • Sensor: Speed
  • Maximum Speed: 15.5Mph
  • Charging Time: 4-6 hours

Folding Electric Bike

  • City Speed Specification Frame – 17″ Aluminium cross bar
  • Wheel – 20″
  • Colour – Black
  • Gears – 6 Speed shimano
  • Battery – 7.8Ah 36V / 10Ah 36V / 13Ah 36V
  • Display – LED display with 3 levels of assistance
  • Motor – 250W 36V Brushless Rear Hub Motor
  • Motor Charging Time – 4-5 Hours

Mountain Electric Bike

  • Frame: Alloy Crossbar, Battery Integrated, 19″
  • Fork: Suntour Suspension Fork, 80mm
  • Motor: 250w 36v, Rear Hub
  • Battery: 14Ah 36v, Frame Integral
  • Display: LCD, Handlebar Mounted
  • Brakes: JAK MEchanical Disc, 160mm
  • Handlebar: Zoom MTB
  • Stem: A-Head, Alloy
  • Gearing: Shimano 7 Speed

E-Moped Delivery Bike

  • Lightweight lockable and removable Lithium ion 48V 20AV battery pack.
  • High torque 250W high-efficiency brushless hub motor with pedal assist system
  • Removable Dedicated Lithium Ion charger with internal cooling fan and 13amp 3 pin plug
  • Approx. 50 miles (80 km) range on a single 7.5 hour charge. When 20% battery is retained, charging takes approx. 2.5 hours.
  • Powerful front disc brake and rear drum brake
  • Strong electro plated lightweight steel frame
  • Impact resistant high quality body panels

Which make it a lot more fun, safe, and an alternative way of using the Electric Bike itself. With the electric scooter, you can only really do the same thing on it over and over so they are not really used for much fun, instead just a method of transport.

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