Zego partners Ginger to insure first UK e-scooter trial

InsurTech firm Zego has partnered with e-scooter company Ginger to provider insurance cover for the UK’s first e-scooter trial.

The trial in the Tees Valley, comes after the government announced it would legalise rental e-scooters on UK roads during 12-month period to test their suitability as a mode of transport.

Ginger has deployed an initial 100 scooters as part of the trial, with 300 scooters expected to be on the road by August.

The insurance provided by Zego covers all scooters in the trial and is fully integrated into Ginger’s sign-up process to ensure that users have the government’s required third-party liability insurance.

Zego also supplies additional personal accident cover which automatically switches on and off as the rider uses the vehicle. As part of the partnership, Ginger is absorbing the price of the insurance so that no extra cost is passed onto its riders.

Sten Saar, chief executive and co-founder of Zego, said: “These schemes offer huge potential and will play a key role in helping cities get moving again in a safe and sustainable way.

"For this form of transport to be widely adopted and welcomed by all, it’s essential that e-scooters come with the right insurance without causing inconvenience for riders.”

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