Big News for Small Mobility: Germany Opens Up to E-Scooters

The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law

05 Dec 2019
Reprinted with permission.

Morrison & Foerster’s Andreas Grünwald, Christoph Nüßing, and Theresa Oehm authored an article for The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law that covers a new German law that allows “small electric vehicles” on public roads.

“The new law gives people more choices for transportation and allows for modern, green, and clean mobility in cities,” they wrote. “Prior to the law being passed, e-scooters were forbidden on public roads in Germany, including sidewalks and bike lanes. This changed with the new law, potentially allowing for the influx of e-scooter rentals seen in other major markets.”

The article covers what is provided under the regulation, and what rental companies need to consider when deciding to expand their offerings to include e-scooter rental services.

Read the full article.



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