New Regulations and Legislation for Electric Scooters

This week we bring you the latest update on DGT Regulations and Legislation for Electric Scooters and e-mobility vehicles effective in 2022. ūüõī

We feel it is very interesting to highlight it as it concerns all of us: us, as an engineering and hardware and software solutions centre, and our partners and customers as the manufacturers and insurers of this new mode of transport.

The regulations cover the following aspects:

  • Top speed: 25 km/h
  • It is not necessary to take out insurance if the scooter is for individual use, but if the company markets the use of scooters.
  • Do not drive on pavements.
  • One person per scooter.
  • It is forbidden to use the scooter under the influence of alcohol, using a mobile phone or with headphones.
  • You must carry the technical data sheet of the scooter. You can order it from the manufacturer in digital format or from their website.
  • No Movement Certificate or Driver’s License is required.
  • From the end of 2022, a new Movement Certificate will be required, issued by the DGT. This certificate has to be administered by each manufacturer.

The laws in force are listed below:

2020 Amendment of the General Traffic Regulations and the General Vehicle Regulations (RD 970/2020 of 10/11)
2019 Transitional Regulations on Personal Mobility Vehicles (4/12)
2013 European Regulation on the type-approval of 2, 3 and 4-wheel vehicles (EU 168/2013 of 15/01)
2003 General Traffic Regulations (RD 1428/2003 of 21/11)
1998 General Vehicle Regulations (RD 2822/1998 of 23/12)

Municipalities have their own regulations. Here is an example of answers to questions from Madrid City Council.

We advise you to check with your local council or municipality.