The technology for an Israeli electric scooter start-up got a green light from the UK
An Israeli start-up that makes electric scooters is planning a big expansion into the UK after receiving government approval for its technology.
LINK, a maker of mini-bikes, said it was looking at London and Manchester after launching in several US cities, including Seattle, last week and receiving support from the Department of Transport.
It is the only Israeli company to join a fleet of electric scooters in the UK, which the government hopes will help reduce current levels of car use and pollution in the city.
According to the manufacturer, the LINK electric scooter carries out a self-diagnostic check before each use, as well as "continuous monitoring of vehicle performance and automatic mitigation of potential problems."
LINK vice-president Haya Verwoord Douidri said: "The micro car has huge potential to change the way people move in the UK...Now, it is more important than ever to help people get outside safely."