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Want to keep up with the latest technology news, announcements, tips and advice on all things electric scooter and micromobility? Whether you are an inexperienced rider or an e-scooter expert, this is the blog for you.

An electric scooter is parked on a country road, as the sun sets.

July 23, 2020

Can an e-scooter be the key to your dream country home?

Electric scooters are now a staple of our cities. But here's how they can support your relocation to the countryside and save your pocket in the process...

An almost empty street with a two-way bike lane in the city centre of Madrid.

July 9, 2020

Traffic calming: How electric scooters can transform cities into safer spaces

Here's how more e-scooters can inadvertently bring a sense of security to our city streets...

 A Lime rental e-scooter stands alone on a city street.

July 2, 2020

Coronavirus: Has it dampened our desire for rental scooters?

The pandemic has transformed our notion of what it is to share space... so will we now be put off by the idea of renting a scooter?

Four 20th Century postmen stand on their Autopeds, the electric scooters of their time.

June 25, 2020

The history of electric scooters

Many might believe that electric scooters are a recent invention. But there were scooters on the streets long before Limes, Birds, and Razors...

A masked delivery worker rides an electric scooter past a building.

June 18, 2020

Nominal wattage: Are regulators holding e-scooters back?

What does 'nominal' wattage actually mean, and why should regulators (and customers) take motor power ratings with a pinch of salt?

A man rides his electric scooter on a bridge.

June 2, 2020

Why restricting e-scooter motor power can make cities more dangerous

Limiting electric scooters' motor power is not only problematic, but may also prove to be dangerous...

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps presents at the No.10 lectern for the daily Downing Street briefing

May 18, 2020

What impact will Grant Shapps’ unexpected announcement have on early e-scooter trials in the UK?

We were once concerned that legislation might be delayed but, after the Transport Secretary's unexpected announcements, it seems things are speeding up...

A group of smiling protesters stand proudly with their electric scooters, skateboards, and unicycles outside Downing Street.

May 11, 2020

Will the UK government’s ‘Future of Transport’ consultation result in electric scooter legalisation before 2021?

What will the ‘biggest shake-up of transport law’ in a generation mean for e-scooters?

A woman wears a helmet and protective safety gear as she holds the handlebars of her electric scooter.

April 27, 2020

Electric scooter helmets: How to choose the best one for you

It's one thing knowing that you should wear a helmet, but it can be difficult to determine what is the best helmet for your scooting needs...

An electric scooter parked near an expanse of grass.

April 13, 2020

Electric scooter battery maintenance and disposal tips

How do you scoot without environmental concerns weighing heavily on your conscience? By learning how to properly manage and dispose of your scooter's battery.

 A small plant grows out of the soil held in a pair of hands.

March 30, 2020

The environmental impact of electric scooters: How green are they really?

Electric scooters are a cheap, fun way of getting around, with the added bonus of being greener than motor vehicles. But how eco-friendly are they really?

A map shows the extent of the coronavirus outbreak.

March 16, 2020

Will coronavirus change our approach to transport and climate change?

The immediate effects of coronavirus are obvious as they have disrupted the ways we consume, work, and travel. But what about the long-term implications?

A closeup of a bike symbol, designating a section of the road as a cycle lane.

February 17, 2020

Why riding electric scooters in bike lanes makes us all safer

Some might think electric scooters aren't safe enough to ride on the streets at all - bike lanes or not - but are our streets really safe enough for them?

An endless stream of cars drive along a busy motorway.

February 3, 2020

Building cities for people: How micromobility will change the way we travel

Can our cities ever evolve beyond their car-centric designs? And will micromobility further transform how we get around our newly designed metropolises?

A man wearing a bike helmet rides his electric scooter through London’s streets.

January 27, 2020

Do I need to wear a helmet when riding an electric scooter?

Many cyclists already know. But electric scooter riders are often unclear about whether they need helmets, as each country and state have conflicting regulations.

An electric scooter and an electric bike stand opposite to each other on a street.

January 13, 2020

E-scooters vs. e-bikes: Everything you need to know

Thinking of replacing your car? Then you've probably already considered micromobility. But which of the most popular forms are best for you: e-scooters or e-bikes?

A man and a woman ride electric scooters on a pavement

December 30, 2019

How to save time and reduce stress in your daily commute by switching to an e-scooter

Your commute no longer has to be excruciating or costly. Learn how you can improve yours by hopping onto the electric scooter trend taking streets by storm...

A woman walks past a fleet of dockless Lime e-scooters lined up on the pavement

December 16, 2019

Is it better to rent or to own an electric scooter?

Electric scooters have recently become a roaring success on streets around the world, popular among everyone from commuters to college students. But is it better to rent or own one?

Two women standing on electric scooters in a city environment

December 2, 2019

5 reasons why electric scooters are so popular

Many of us may recall our childhood kick scooter with nostalgia and recently they've made a huge comeback in the form of electric scooters. But why are they so popular all of a sudden?