* This article has been updated which you can access here.
Zag’s heat-map of the UK’s shared e-scooter trials, by go-live date.
The map below gives an easy quick glance view on the big hotspots across the country by operator.
This map will be updated to reflect any further changes in the heat-map, as well as any new additions or exits as the UK shared e-scooter market continues to grow and change.
The map is centred on England for one reason only – there aren’t any trials in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. All 50+ fleets are English ones.
The shaded grey areas represent major urban locations in the UK where local authorities and councils either haven’t launched shared e-scooter trials yet, or have missed the boat on the Department for Transport’s launch deadline of March 31, 2021.
London has been highlighted in particular – there are plenty near it but none in it (the lengthy delay to a launch in the capital continues…).
The other major area unserved by the trials is West Yorkshire – Leeds/Bradford/Doncaster/Sheffield/Huddersfield, and associated nearby towns.
There is a large population here – and plenty of hills that e-scooters might have been able to tackle – but as yet, no joy for those wishing to step out on a shared e-scooter deck.
Here all all the trials, arranged by launch date, and including two closed ones and five “long term rental”-only operations.
|1||Middlesbrough||Ginger||13 July 2020|
|2||Milton Keynes||Spin||22 August 2020|
|3||Hartlepool||Ginger||24 August 2020|
|5||Milton Keynes||Lime||26 August 2020|
|6||Northampton||Voi||3 September 2020|
|7||Birmingham||Voi||10 September 2020|
|9||Stafford||Ginger||15 September 2020|
|10||Milton Keynes||Ginger||16 September 2020|
|11||Newcastle-under-Lyme||Zwings||16 September 2020|
|12||Norwich||Beryl||21 September 2020|
|13||Cheltenham||Zwings||30 September 2020|
|14||Redditch||Bird||1 October 2020|
|15||Liverpool||Voi||6 October 2020|
|16||Gloucester||Zwings||8 October 2020|
|17||Cambridge||Voi||15 October 2020|
|18||Slough||Neuron||16 October 2020|
|19||York||Tier||20 October 2020|
|20||Yeovil||Zwings||22 October 2020|
|21||Salford||Lime||26 October 2020|
|22||Nottingham||Wind||27 October 2020|
|23||Bath||Voi||29 October 2020|
|24||Bristol||Voi||29 October 2020|
|25||Taunton||Zipp||30 October 2020|
|26||Aylesbury||Zipp||16 November 2020|
|27||High Wycombe||Zipp||18 November 2020|
|28||Derby (LT)||Wind||25 November 2020|
|29||Isle of Wight||Beryl||26 November 2020|
|30||Basildon||Spin||7 December 2020|
|31||West Bromwich||Voi||8 December 2020|
|32||Kettering||Voi||10 December 2020|
|33||University of Warwick||Voi||17 December 2020|
|34||Chester||Ginger||21 December 2020|
|35||Scunthorpe||Ginger||23 December 2020|
|36||Bristol and Bath (LT)||Voi||8 January 2021|
|37||Bournemouth||Beryl||25 January 2021|
|38||Chelmsford||Spin||1 February 2021|
|39||Colchester||Spin||16 February 2021|
|40||Newcastle||Neuron||16 February 2021|
|41||Oxford||Voi||18 February 2021|
|42||Corby||Voi||26 February 2021|
|43||Wellingborough||Voi||2 March 2021|
|44||Rushden & Higham Ferrers||Voi||2 March 2021|
|45||Clacton||Spin||2 March 2021|
|46||Portsmouth||Voi||16 March 2021|
|47||Southampton||Voi||18 March 2021|
|48||Crewkerne||Zwings||25 March 2021|
|49||Chard||Zwings||25 March 2021|
|50||Canterbury||Bird||29 March 2021|
|51||Brentwood (LT)||Spin||29 March 2021|
|52||Whitehaven||Ginger||29 March 2021|
|53||Braintree (LT)||Spin||30 March 2021|
|54||Great Yarmouth||Ginger||30 March 2021|
|55||Sunderland||Neuron||31 March 2021|
|56||Rochdale||Lime||1 April 2021|
|57||Barnstaple (LT)||Voi||19 April 2021|