E-scooter seizures

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18th May 2022.

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How many of the e-scooters that have been seized by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have been claimed back so far this year?

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In 2021, 49% of seized e-scooters (1,874) were restored to the owner.

In 2022 (up to 25 April), 38% of seized e-scooters (134) were restored to the owner.

The Metropolitan Police Service has provided information for the period 01/01/2021 to 25/04/2022 taken from the Easy Link Vehicle Information System (ELVIS). Please note that this is a live system and as such records are subject to review and change. The information reflects those e-scooters that were seized under S.165A Road Traffic Act 1988 (no insurance & not in accordance with a driving licence) to one of the MPS car pounds.