When will e-scooters become road legal?
It’s currently unclear when e-scooters will become road legal and what sort of restrictions will be in place when and if they do. Although e-scooter trials were supposed to run until the end of November 2022, local authorities will be able to extend this until the end of May 2024, so it might be a couple of years before electric scooters are welcome on the roads.
Although insurance for your e-scooter isn’t mandatory, you might want to consider taking out cover. This is because electric scooters are fairly speedy and quiet, giving them a unique set of risks when used on the roads. From getting into an accident to damaging someone else’s property, there are many things that could happen while you’re travelling around.
Add to this the fact that e-scooters are an attractive target for thieves and it can be a good idea to take out insurance for your electric scooter.
We offer cover that can be tailored to your needs. Just some of the benefits you could get with our e-scooter insurance when they become road legal include:
- All makes of road-legal electric scooters covered
- Full range of comprehensive, third party, fire and theft, and third party only cover options
- Cover available for your daily commute
- Wide range of add-ons available, including personal injury cover, breakdown cover and clothing and helmet insurance
- Legal cover up to £100,000 included free of charge
- UK and foreign licenses accepted
- Cover for disclosed accessories fitted to your e-scooter
- No loss of bonus or excess if you are hit by an uninsured driver
- European commission country cover for 90 days
How much is e-scooter insurance?
As privately-owned e-scooters aren’t yet road legal, you probably won’t be able to find an insurance company that will cover your scooter.
As a specialist insurance broker, we’re often able to get you a more affordable quote where other insurance companies canot, so be sure to enter your details and we’ll contact you with a quote as soon as e-scooters become road legal.
It’s likely that you e-scooter isn’t covered by your home or contents insurance. As a result, it’s better to get separate e-scooter insurance if you’re thinking of getting one to use on public roads once they become road legal.
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