E-scooters could soon hit Germany’s roads as new rules go to vote

Scooters

The Bundesrat – the council of Germany’s 16 states and Germany’s upper house of parliament – is to vote on government proposals that could see the electric-powered two-wheelers cruising from the summer, under certain conditions.

Faster scooters are to be restricted to those aged 14 and above.

An earlier suggestion to allow slower scooters on pavements has been dropped.

The proposals are subject to approval by the Bundesrat and could be sent back to the government to be reworked.

Doctors and environmental activists have raised doubts about the mode of transport, however.