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E-bike and e-scooter business advice

All users of E-Scooters are reminded that they should not be used in a public place or road, unless part of an authorised and approved scheme.

Repairs, modifications and conversions to e-bikes and scooters are becoming more common as the popularly of these products increase. Businesses should be aware that, in undertaking work of this nature, they can become deemed a ‘manufacturer’ in the eyes of the law and with that comes a wide range of legal responsibilities. In particular the following legislation may apply:

To help understand the implications, the Office of Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), Chartered Trading Standards Institute and Bicycle Association are offering advice to businesses on the risks and responsibilities associated with carrying out repairs, modifications and conversions to e-bikes and e-scooters. The OPSS has also issued a leaflet providing advice and useful links