In Austria, electric scooters are legally classified as electric bicycles. Electric scooters may be used on public roads and cycle paths if the following conditions are met:
Maximum speed of 25 km/h (12 mph)
Maximum motor power of 600 watts
2 side reflectors (white or orange), white front reflector, red rear reflector
Compulsory helmet for children under 12 years of age
Horn or bell
Headlight, rear light
The following are not required:
A driver’s license (unlike the requirement for a moped license)
Furthermore, such E-scooters may only be parked on the pavement if it is at least 2.5 metres wide.
The legal framework is constantly changing in all European countries. We therefore do not assume any liability for the accuracy and timeliness of the information!