You can’t have missed it: electric scooters and other small electric devices have invaded our lives those past months.
Just as practical as they are dangerous, accidents and damage are exploding, which raise the issue of insurance. Who is covered? Who pays? How to protect yourself?
Luko takes a closer look at the situation 🔎
Should I wear a helmet on an electric scooter?
Like cycling, it is highly recommended to wear a helmet in an electric scooter. Indeed, your car can go up to 25km / h. In addition, think of the other drivers with whom you could collide –they do drive much faster. At these speeds, accidents can be serious.
We strongly recommend protecting yourself with a helmet. And yes, the insurers take this factor into account in their compensation.
Electric scooter insurance: an obligation?
Legally, is the electric scooter insurance mandatory?
In principle, yes. The French Federation of Insurance reminds that electric scooters must, as a motorized vehicle, have liability insurance.
From 4 € / month, the electric scooter insurance of Luko offers you, among other things, something which is of a compulsory civil liability.
However, to this day, this obligation is not enforced nor sanctioned by the legislator. Especially since the law is far from clear as to the circulation of these machines. Electric scooters are currently tolerated on sidewalks (max 6km / h) and on the bike path (max 25 km / h), but a law should soon prohibit sidewalk.
What insurance contract is the electric scooter associated with?
my civil liability?
my auto insurance?
my home insurance?
Hmm ... none of those three really! This is a blurry topic.
Electric scooter insurance is not included in the liability of your home insurance. Indeed, this type of vehicle runs at more than 4km / h, which makes it an exclusion.
Regarding auto insurance, it's also unclear. The electric scooter is currently part of the category of NVEI (New Individual Electric Vehicles) and is not registered. It therefore cannot depend on this type of contract in principle. Nevertheless, some insurers currently go with this insurance category.
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What are the prices for an electric scooter insurance?
You will find several prices on the market when looking to insure your electric scooter. They depend on what you want to cover.
Liability for electric scooter
All insurance offers for an electric scooter include civil liability. This one allows you to cover the damages that you may cause to a third party, or the car material (from 8 € / month at Luko)
Stealing Insurance for Electric Scooter
In contracts, this option is mostly optional, and leads to additional costs.
What does Luko's electric scooter insurance cover?
Our insurance covers you and your little racing car on the following cases:
- public liability
- criminal defense
- Theft and damage (optional)
The payment is monthly (not annual), so you are as free as when you drive your electric scooter!
Any question about the insurance of electric scooters and NVEIs? We are at your entire disposal on the chat, by email or by phone 💌