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The 11 Best E-Scooters With Road Approval In Germany – Guidebook

Electronic means of transport are becoming increasingly popular. In addition to e-bikes and e-scooters, the current trend is toward e-scooters. Many cities offer e-scooters for rent with great success. Find your own e-scooter with road approval in Germany with us.

We have created a checklist with all the important criteria for buying to help you decide. You can find many great e-scooters in our product recommendations.

Checklist For E-Scooters With Road Approval In Germany

Road Approval
  • E-scooters are approved for a maximum of 20 km/h (10% tolerance) in Germany. In addition, the motor power may not exceed a strength of 500 watts.
  • The owner of an e-scooter must have liability insurance as well as an operating license from the Federal Motor Vehicle Authority.
  • For road registration in Germany, your e-scooter must be equipped with a front and rear light, a brake, a bell and an insurance plate (license plate).
Selection Criteria
  • E-scooters can be selected according to individual needs.
  • Criteria are splash water resistance, the height adjustability of the handlebar or that the e-scooter is foldable. In general, when selecting an e-scooter, attention should be paid to sufficient battery capacity.
  • In addition, the scooter should have high-quality tires made of solid rubber. With the right tire, your scooter will put over 1000 kilometers.
Important Tips For Use
  • With e-scooters should use the bike path or the road, driving on the sidewalk is prohibited.
  • E-scooters may be driven in Germany from the age of 14.
  • The range or battery capacity is given in watt-hours. Before each ride, it should be checked whether the e-scooter can still manage the planned distance.

We have compiled the best and most interesting e-scooters with road approval. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

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The Best Sellers Of E-Scooters With Road Approval In Germany

In a list of bestsellers, we have compiled the most popular e-scooters with road approval for you.

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Current Offers Of E-Scooters With Road Approval In Germany

The best current offers of e-scooters with road approval can be found in this list.

FAQ For E-Scooters With Road Approval In Germany

At what age are e-scooters allowed to be driven?

In Germany, e-scooters can be driven from the age of 14.

What does an e-scooter cost?

E-scooters come in a wide price range, because they differ in their performance (motor, battery, range) and their features (tires, additional functions, …). So there are good models from about 300 euros, but also e-scooters that cost between 1000 and 2500 euros. Which e-scooter is right for you must therefore be decided individually and according to your planned use and your wishes. We have collected the best e-scooters from different price ranges for you.

Which e-scooters are approved?

In Germany, it is clearly regulated whether an e-scooter receives a road permit or not. In addition to the basic equipment (front and rear lights, brakes, bell), the scooter may not travel faster than 20 km/h, may not have more than 500 watts of motor power, and it needs a visible insurance sticker (license plate) and liability insurance. Keep in mind that riding is only allowed from the age of 14 and the bike path or road must be used. Also, an operating license from the Federal Motor Vehicle Department is required. Therefore, inform yourself before buying so that you do not spend a lot of money and end up not being allowed to drive or risk a fine. If you want to be on the safe side, check out our product guide, as we have summarized the best e-scooters with road approval.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.