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Brexit delays the launch of e-scooters in the UK

by LLB Reporter
12th Nov 19 1:06 pm

Swedish tech company Voi has claimed that Brexit is preventing the launch of electric scooters in the UK for public use.

The use of e-scooters is currently illegal to be used any in public except private land. Despite this, the police rarely enforce the law over the use of e-scooters on public roads and pavements.

Fredrik Hjelm, co-founder and chief executive of the shared e-scooter firm has been in talks with the British government to change the current legal legislation.

Hjelm said, “What we hear and feel is that Brexit is a big reason why things are moving so slowly.

“We don’t have any high hopes of getting this through before Brexit, which I think is sad, because most other European countries have been quite quick in adapting and trying to find a good regulatory framework.”

Voi Technology which started in 2018 raised $85m from private investors and has launched in the US, Asia and across Europe.

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