With the onset of new laws governing the use of e-scooters in Germany, MediaMarktSaturn has been taking pre-orders for sales of street- legal scooters.
With the eKFV Small Electric Vehicles Regulations coming into force in Germany, there will be nothing to stop people from riding electric scooters in traffic – as long as they comply with the German highway code and meet all the necessary criteria to be declared roadworthy.
The two consumer electronics retailers have been stocking the first street-legal electric scooters, taking pre-orders from online shops and in-store. Moreover, the range will gradually be supplemented by other e-scooters suitable for use on public roads.
Nippier than bicycles and greener than cars, electric scooters have long been very popular in many countries. In Germany, too, there’s plenty of interest in these innovative means of transport. According to a recent survey commissioned by MediaMarkt, one in four Germans are interested in trying out an e-scooter.
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