London's e-scooter trial
Private e-scooters are illegal to use on public land. Rental e-scooter trials are permitted by DfT, including London's e-scooter trial which is coordinated by London Councils and TfL. It includes nine boroughs and the City of London. Three operators - Dott, Lime and Voi- were selected in a tendering exercise led by TfL.
The trial allows us to collect data and inform future legislation.
- Our interim report "London e-scooter rental trial: interim findings" gives an overview of the trial's performance so far, using data collected from June 2021 to November 2022.
- Our briefing "Three operators selected for the e-scooter trial in London" (May 2021) sets out how the trial works and what safety features are required as part of the scheme.
- Monthly headline metrics
- Equalities Impact Assessment
- TfL and London Councils launch next phase of London’s rental e-scooter trial (25 September 2023)
- TfL awards contracts to Dott, Lime and Voi to run the next phase of London’s rental e-scooter trial (4 July 2023)
- TfL publishes new data on London's e-scooter rental trial as it celebrates its second anniversary (23 June 2023)
- (25 October 2022)
The rental market for e-bikes is unregulated at the national level but some boroughs have agreements in place with one or more operator(s). Following a discussion at London Councils' Transport and Environment Committee, TfL, London Councils and London boroughs will now be exploring the design of one coordinated future scheme to manage dockless e-bikes and e-scooters in London, through a contract, to improve parking, while increasing the quality and sustainability of services in London.