03/04/2023 05:03 PM | Click to read full article
Parisians have voted to ban rental electric scooters in their city, dealing a blow to scooter operators and a triumph for road safety campaigners. Almost 90% of votes cast on Sunday favoured a ban the battery-powered devices. The referendum was called in response to a rising number of people being injured and killed on e-scooters in the French capital. Paris was one of the first cities to adopt the electric vehicles - but critics argue they were causing more harm than good.