To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the increase in the number of privately owned e-scooters in the UK in (1) 2020, (2) 2021, and (3) 2022.
28 July 2022
Alongside the national evaluation of the e-scooter trials, we are continuing to gather wider evidence on the safety of private e-scooters, including through DfT official statistics (such as STAT19), social behavioural research, as well as by following research conducted by external bodies. The findings report from the evaluation, and underlying datasets, are due to be published later this year.
Based on findings from the Department’s Transport and Technology Tracker, we estimate that as of June 2021 roughly 750,000 individuals aged 16+ owned a private e-scooter in England – we do not have data for the whole of the UK, or data for 2022 currently.