Zipp Mobility Statement on e-Scooter Legislation Developments in Ireland

Charlie Gleeson, CEO and Founder, Zipp Mobility. (Credit: Julien Behal Photography).

Zipp Mobility Statement on e-Scooter Legislation Developments in Ireland

Last night the Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021 passed the Report Stage and Final Stage in Dáil Éireann and the Bill now moves to Seanad Éireann.

Charlie Gleeson, CEO and Founder of Zipp Mobility, Ireland’s leading micromobility provider said, “Last night’s approval by Dáil Éireann of the Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021 was a significant milestone on the journey to legalising the use of Powered Personal Transporters, or e-scooters, in Ireland.”

“It is a development which Zipp Mobility, as Ireland's leading shared e-scooter provider, warmly welcomes and we would like to acknowledge Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton TD, for steering the legislation through the Dáil. We now look forward to the legislation speedily passing through all stages in the Seanad before being signed into law.”

“Once this has taken place, we look forward to introducing shared e-scooter service in cities across Ireland. Our approach which we describe as ‘mobility done right’ prioritises sustainability, safety and community-centric design above all else. We hope to use this approach to help assist Ireland in its fight against climate change.”

Zipp Mobility, which has raised over €8 million in funding, was established by Charlie Gleeson in 2019 and is headquartered at NovaUCD in Dublin. The company is already a significant player in the European micromobility sharing market, having launched e-scooter and e-bike operations in nine cities in Ireland, the UK and Poland.

The company plans to launch in several Irish cities including Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford once the Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021 is passed into law. The company is also planning to expand its European operations in the next 12 months.


22 September 2022

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Editors Notes

Zipp Mobility is Ireland’s leading micromobility provider bringing a more sustainable scooter sharing model to cities in the UK, Ireland and further afield.

At NovaUCD, the hub for new ventures and entrepreneurs at University College Dublin, we nurture and support new high-tech and knowledge-intensive companies as part of UCD's mission. At NovaUCD we provide purpose-built, state-of-the-art incubation facilities alongside a comprehensive business support programme for client companies such as Zipp Mobility. NovaUCD has been funded through a unique public-private partnership that includes AIB Bank, Arthur Cox, Deloitte, Enterprise Ireland, Ericsson, Goodbody Stockbrokers, UCD and Xilinx.