E-Scooter: Theft protection - how to secure the vehicle
E-Scooters are available in different versions. If you do not want to buy a scooter, then you can fall back on the offer of various rental providers. These are already represented in many German cities. Since the providers usually have to deal with thefts, anti-theft protection is usually used.
This theft protection is available for e-scootersSince June 2019, after the regulation for small electric vehicles was passed, more and more suppliers for e-scooters are appearing. In this regard, the e-scooters may only have a maximum speed of 20 km/h and must also meet various other conditions. With the passing of the regulation, more and more rental providers for e-scooters appeared in German cities. With these, the theft rate of the vehicles also increased, which is why many companies are working on special theft protection for locks. E-scooters are frequently stolen because they are light and less bulky than, for example, bicycles.
- The provider Lime locks the e-scooters via the app. These can then only be driven if you unlock the scooter via the app.
- Another option for theft protection is offered by various locks. Since there are hardly or no special e-scooter locks, you have to fall back in this case on bicycle locks.
- The locks are also available in various designs. Some of them have an integrated alarm that goes off as soon as someone tries to pick the lock.
- A GPS transmitter can also help. This does not directly protect against theft, but can help to quickly find the vehicle again.