Motorised personal transport devices
Order on the braking of motorised personal transport devices
Motorised personal transport devices (electric EDPs) include devices such as electric scooters, self-balancing electric scooters, monowheels and hoverboards. These machines are mainly used in urban areas, for short distances (less than 5 km) or for leisure. Being easily portable, they are also used in combination with public transport. These electric EDPs are explicitly excluded from European Regulation (EU) No 168/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2013 on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles. Each European Member State can therefore define its own national regulations for electric EDPs.
The status of these devices, their equipment and their traffic rules, as well as the user equipment requirements, have recently been specified in the Highway Code (Decree No 2019-1082 of 23 October 2019).
The Order that is the subject of this notification defines the technical characteristics of the compulsory braking devices on motorised personal transport devices.