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Electric Scooters

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL1356, tabled on 29 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government how they define the term “green” in their guidance to local authorities and e-scooter rental companies.

Answered on

6 July 2022

In June 2020 we made regulations to allow e-scooters to be used in trial areas and issued guidance to local authorities and e-scooter operators. The guidance did not define the term green and it was up to local authorities to determine the focus of the trials in their areas. E-scooters are lighter, slower and more energy efficient than petrol/diesel powered vehicles, so have the potential to reduce transport emissions and improve air quality. As part of our evaluation of the trials, we have been gathering information to allow an assessment of the environmental impacts of the trials. We aim to publish the evaluation findings later this year.