Where are the UK’s e-scooter trials?

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Zag’s heat-map of the UK’s shared e-scooter trials, by go-live date.

The map below gives an easy quick glance view on the big hotspots across the country by operator.

This map will be updated to reflect any further changes in the heat-map, as well as any new additions or exits as the UK shared e-scooter market continues to grow and change.

The map is centred on England for one reason only – there aren’t any trials in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. All 50+ fleets are English ones.

The shaded grey areas represent major urban locations in the UK where local authorities and councils either haven’t launched shared e-scooter trials yet, or have missed the boat on the Department for Transport’s launch deadline of March 31, 2021.

London has been highlighted in particular – there are plenty near it but none in it (the lengthy delay to a launch in the capital continues…).

The other major area unserved by the trials is West Yorkshire – Leeds/Bradford/Doncaster/Sheffield/Huddersfield, and associated nearby towns.

There is a large population here – and plenty of hills that e-scooters might have been able to tackle – but as yet, no joy for those wishing to step out on a shared e-scooter deck.

Here all all the trials, arranged by launch date, and including two closed ones and five “long term rental”-only operations.

#City/TownOperatorLaunched
1MiddlesbroughGinger13 July 2020
2Milton KeynesSpin22 August 2020
3HartlepoolGinger24 August 2020
4RedcarGinger24 August 2020
5Milton KeynesLime26 August 2020
6NorthamptonVoi3 September 2020
7BirminghamVoi10 September 2020
8CoventryVoi10 September 2020
9StaffordGinger15 September 2020
10Milton KeynesGinger16 September 2020
11Newcastle-under-LymeZwings16 September 2020
12NorwichBeryl21 September 2020
13CheltenhamZwings30 September 2020
14RedditchBird1 October 2020
15LiverpoolVoi6 October 2020
16GloucesterZwings8 October 2020
17CambridgeVoi15 October 2020
18SloughNeuron16 October 2020
19YorkTier20 October 2020
20YeovilZwings22 October 2020
21SalfordLime26 October 2020
22NottinghamWind27 October 2020
23BathVoi29 October 2020
24BristolVoi29 October 2020
25TauntonZipp30 October 2020
26AylesburyZipp16 November 2020
27High WycombeZipp18 November 2020
28Derby (LT)Wind25 November 2020
29Isle of WightBeryl26 November 2020
30BasildonSpin7 December 2020
31West BromwichVoi8 December 2020
32KetteringVoi10 December 2020
33University of WarwickVoi17 December 2020
34ChesterGinger21 December 2020
35ScunthorpeGinger23 December 2020
36Bristol and Bath (LT)Voi8 January 2021
37BournemouthBeryl25 January 2021
38ChelmsfordSpin1 February 2021
39ColchesterSpin16 February 2021
40NewcastleNeuron16 February 2021
41OxfordVoi18 February 2021
42CorbyVoi26 February 2021
43WellingboroughVoi2 March 2021
44Rushden & Higham FerrersVoi2 March 2021
45ClactonSpin2 March 2021
46PortsmouthVoi16 March 2021
47SouthamptonVoi18 March 2021
48CrewkerneZwings25 March 2021
49ChardZwings25 March 2021
50CanterburyBird29 March 2021
51Brentwood (LT)Spin29 March 2021
52WhitehavenGinger29 March 2021
53Braintree (LT)Spin30 March 2021
54Great YarmouthGinger30 March 2021
55SunderlandNeuron31 March 2021
56RochdaleLime1 April 2021
57Barnstaple (LT)Voi19 April 2021

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