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Yes, just like any road legal vehicle you will need insurance.
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You passed your driving test before the 1st of February 2001
This means you can ride electric scooters restricted to 28mph (45kmh) on your car license and you DO NOT have to take a CBT course and you DO NOT have to display L Plates (This means you can ride the UQI, UQI GT Pro, MQI + sport, NQI Sport, NQI Pro, NQI Cargo and MQI GT) You can ride electric mopeds that are restricted to 28mph for as long as your car license lasts.
However if you want to ride Electric scooters that are capable of speeds in excess of 28mph / 45kmph these are classed as L3e-A1 so you will need to sit a compulsory basic training course and display L Plates. You CBT certificate will last 2 years, and it will need renewed unless you pass your A2, A1 or A motorcycle test. (This means you can ride NQI GTS Pro, NQI GTS Sport and NQI GT Pro Cargo
You past your driving test on or after the 1st February 2001
If you want to ride a electric mopeds restricted to 28mph (45kmh) you will need to take CBT course and can be ridden by any rider 16 or over (who has passed the CBT) as you hold a current driving licence you will not need to take further theory and practical tests or take CBT again. (This means you can ride UQI, UQI GT Pro, MQI + sport, NQI Sport, NQI Pro and NQI Cargo) for as long as your license lasts.
If you are looking to ride Electric Scooters that are capable of speeds in excess of 28mph / 45kmph this are classed as L3e-A1 and you will need to take a CBT and be over 17 and display an L Plate. (This means you can ride NQI GTS Pro, NQI GTS Sport and NQI GT Pro Cargo) Your CBT certificate will last 2 years, and it will need renewed unless you pass your A2, A1 or A motorcycle test.
You have a provisional license.
Don’t worry You can still ride any of our NIU Electric scooters, however you will need to sit a CBT Course and display L plates. This is the case for both types NIU scooters that have a maximum speed of 28mph and 45mph. However if you pass you driving test within 2 years of sitting your CBT you will not have to renew your CBT to ride any electric scooters with a maximum speed of 28mph. If you wish to ride any of our scooters capable of 45mph, you will need to renew your CBT after 2 years unless you pass your A2, A1 or A motorcycle test
How the CBT Course works
The compulsory basic training (CBT) course usually lasts a full day. It can take longer depending on how quickly you learn.
There are 5 parts to the course:
Electric mopeds are very similar to their petrol fuelled counterparts however they are powered by an electric motor through a rechargeable battery.
This means they are not only incredibly cheap to run but easy to maintain and of course Environmentally friendly! But above all else they are great fun!
NIU Electric mopeds are L1e vehicle category the same as standard 50cc/125cc petrol mopeds.
NIU’s Electric mopeds are designed for anyone looking for a new exciting, quick and cost effective way of travelling. Our scooters are perfect for the everyday urban commute and beating congestion! NIU mopeds are also being used commercially for courier and delivery work.
No you don’t. The battery can be removed. All NIU models can be charged using a standard 13 amp domestic plug socket.
Yes, NIU scooters are fully road legal in the UK.
Just like the petrol equivalent, you can ride and electric scooter at 16years of age.
You will find us at 74 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2AY