Amsterdam-based e-scooter company Dott has said it is keen to roll out its services in Dublin and other Irish cities.
Dott currently operates over 30,000 e-scooters in 16 cities in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Poland.
Last July, it won two of the biggest micro-mobility tenders in Europe, in Paris and in Lyon.
Henri Moissinac, CEO and Co-Founder of Dott, said the company recently sent a letter to the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, to recommend implementing a number of mandatory safety measures and sustainability standards that it has seen work effectively in other European cities.
“We are really happy to see that the Irish Government is moving ahead with its plans to regulate the use of e-scooters on Irish roads and we are excited at the opportunity to bring Dott’s best-in-class e-scooter technology that has been used in other European capitals to Dublin and beyond,” said Mr Moissinac.
Mr Moissinac said the safety measure recommendations for the use of e-scooters on Irish roads include a minimum age of 16 years, compulsory helmets for those aged between 16 and 18, an upper speed limit of 25kmph, a requirement for designated parking zones and a need for scheme providers to provide comprehensive insurance for riders.
Duncan Robertson, Dot General Manager for the UK and Ireland region, said the company has already held talks with cities across the country.
“We look forward to engaging with more local stakeholders to ensure that our deployments in Ireland are as successful as our others across multiple European capitals and cities to date,” he said.