UK to begin shared e-scooter trials next week, way ahead of schedule

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the UK government to speed up its trial and potential introduction of e-scooter schemes in the country. According to scheme guidance published late yesterday, the UK‘s Department for Transport (DfT) is fast-tracking and expanding the nation’s trials of e-scooter services in an attempt to prompt a safe and “green” restart to local travel as coronavirus lockdown measures are lifted. It also hopes the services will ease public transport demand. [Read: Chinese EV maker Xpeng starts shipping its hotly anticipated Tesla Model 3 rival] This means that e-scooters might start cropping up on UK streets as…

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