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January 1, 2024 Andalucia Joins other Regions and Prohibits Electric Scooters on Public Transport

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Author: Myra Cecilia Azzopardi

These personal mobility scooters were banned from All Renfe trains in December 2023.

After Barcelona, Madrid, and Mallorca, Andalucia has also implemented a ban on carrying these scooters on all public transport. This precautionary measure is temporary and aims to address safety concerns associated with the risk of electric scooter batteries catching fire.

The DGT has stated that from January 21,2024 Only certified electric scooters will be sold.

Certified brands and models

When purchasing a VMP, keep in mind that VMPs marketed after January 22, 2024 must be certified for use. VMPs marketed until January 21, 2024 may circulate until January 22, 2027 even if they do not have a certificate. From that date, only VMPs that have the certification will be able to do so.

The list of brands and models that currently have a VMP Certificate, according to the VMP characteristics manual published by Resolution of January 12, 2022, of the General Directorate of Traffic, is found in the link below.

Full information from the DGT

Please note: The information provided is based upon our understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. We recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.

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