What is the legal status of electric/battery powered scooters?

The legal position is that if an electric scooter can be powered by mechanical or electrical power alone, and does not require pedaling or scooting for propulsion, then the scooter is considered to be a mechanically propelled vehicle (MPV) in terms of road traffic legislation, all our scooters have the setting that it requires an initial scoot by the user to begin motion therefore they require scooting for propulsion. Therefore if such scooters are to be used in any public place, they do not require insurance and road tax as they are not a MPV. The driver of the scooter does not require a driving licence as the scooters are not a MPV in terms of road traffic legislation.

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