State is urged to loosen licensing system for electric mopeds

Businessman Davitt Meenaghan of Lion Urban Mobility says bureaucracy is proving an obstacle to wider adoption of the low-powered vehicles

11th October, 2020
State is urged to loosen licensing system for electric mopeds
Davitt Meenaghan, co-founder of Lion Urban Mobility: road licensing system barriers

The uptake of electric mopeds in Irish cities is being hampered by an overly strict licensing system and a lack of state incentives, a businessman has warned.

Davitt Meenaghan is co-founder of Lion Urban Mobility, a dedicated electric moped company, and is aiming to make the vehicles a more common sight on Dublin’s roads.

“Our vision is to have a multi-modal sharing model where we would provide mopeds and maybe stand-up scooters or...

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