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It is legal to purchase a private e-scooter – and over 1 million people are estimated to be using them. However, you are not allowed, by law, to ride one on a public road. Public e-scooters, which are identifiable by the rental logo and colour scheme – come with motor insurance, provided by the operator.
Whether you're looking for a sustainable commute, an off-road adventure, or a leisurely ride through the city, the right electric bike is out there waiting for you. 
Users can also take steps to maximize safety. Use manufacturer-recommended charging equipment and outlets, and avoid overcharging or leaving an EV plugged in overnight. Inspect the battery regularly for signs of damage or overheating. Park the vehicle away from extremely hot or cold surroundings – for example, park in shade during heat waves – to prevent thermal stress on the battery.
By implementing these tips, you can significantly extend the lifespan of your electric scooter or electric bike battery. Optimizing charging practices, storing the battery properly, maintaining suitable riding conditions, and performing regular maintenance are key to ensuring long-lasting battery performance.
As we forge ahead into a future where sustainability is paramount, our partnership with Tree-Nation marks a significant step towards a greener, more sustainable world. By planting trees for every product or service sold, we are taking an active role in reforestation efforts, climate change mitigation, and biodiversity conservation. Join us in making a difference and let's build a thriving planet for all.
To address the growing concerns surrounding e-scooter fires, collaboration among stakeholders is crucial. E-scooter operators, city officials, safety organizations, and manufacturers should work together to establish standardized safety protocols, share data on incidents and near misses, and develop innovative technological solutions to mitigate fire risks. Implementing advanced battery monitoring systems, thermal sensors, and automated shut-off mechanisms can significantly enhance safety and reduce the likelihood of fire incidents.
E-bikes are more affordable than cars or motorbikes. They require less maintenance and are more cost-effective to operate. The battery can be charged for a few cents, and the cost of the battery will last for several years, making e-bikes a more affordable option than gas-powered vehicles.
For the UK to become a leader in EV manufacturing, it needs large factories (called gigafactories) making EV batteries and quickly, as demand for EVs is taking off ahead of a 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars, and the requirement for all new cars to be fully zero emission by 2035.
Being able to share the road in a considerate manner is one of the most important parts of being a driver. We all have a responsibility to look out for each other, whether that’s checking for motorbikes in cities or horses on country lanes. 

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Landfill sites are a significant source of pollution. Many waste materials take a long time to break down, if they ever do, releasing greenhouse gases and toxic substances that can become hazardous for humans and the environment. The most recent data from the UK Government shows that waste generated from commercial and industrial activities in England has remained relatively consistent since 2010, with 32 million tonnes produced that year and 33.8 tonnes produced in 2020.

It still feels like the UK could win a good share of the EV market, but it is going to have to get its gigafactories up and running. With UK battery output still tiny, the temptation is for EV producers to move overseas.

This means we will need to rethink how we get around – leaving the car-based model – rather than seeking to replace one kind of technology (the combustion motor) with another (the electric motor).