ELECTRIC SCOOTERS COULD SOON BE ROAD-LEGAL IN UK FOR FIRST TIME

An electric scooter trial in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been extended despite UK laws prohibiting their wider roll-out.

The Bird e-scooters were first introduced to the park in November 2018 as an alternative form of transport to get around the 560-acre space in east London.

The trial was originally only supposed to run for a few months but has been now been extended twice. It will now run until the end of September 2019, according to an update to the park's website.

"Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the first location in the UK to formally trial e-scooters," the park's site states.

"Electric scooters offer an environmentally  friendly mode of transportation and Bird electric scooters operate in cities around the world."

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