We are now stocking a great range of electric scooters from brands including JD Bug, Micro and Citybug. Electric scooters are becoming more and more popular and over the last few years the technology and batteries that drive them have improved massively. At the moment in the United Kingdom, you do not need to have a licence or insurance to drive an electric scooter, but there are certain rules you need to abide by. Because of their lower maximum speed, they are technically classed as a Personal Light Electric Vehicle (PLEV) by the DVLA, which means they are officially a ‘vehicle’. Under that definition they would need to meet all the criteria a car would need to be driven on the roads. Where the law has been slow to catch up, electric scooters are not subject to road tax, regular MOTs, licences and construction requirements such as number plates. That means that they’re not considered legal on the roads or on public footpaths. You can be fined and have points added to your licence if you drive an electric scooter in a public place. So where’s the fun in that, you might be wondering? Don’t despair just yet! Plenty of people are calling for a change in the law, so there’s hope they will one day be a green alternative on the roads of UK towns and cities. For now, they can be driven on private land, be it your own or someone else’s if you have their permission. If you have any questions about our range of Electric scooters please feel free to give us a call or email.