jogdish Registered User
#1

Anyone know where to try out, and perhaps buy an electric skate board in Ireland?

Anyone with any experience of them?

tdmoran Registered User
#2

Hi, after a year of waiting my boosted board arrived day before yesterday. Not cheap but worth every penny. Great for flying around Dublin. I've done 50km already and am addicted. Can't recommend it higher.

jogdish said:
Anyone know where to try out, and perhaps buy an electric skate board in Ireland?

Anyone with any experience of them?

jogdish Registered User
#3

Where did you buy from, import charges? Is there anyway to try one before you buy in ireland?

Victor Registered User
#4

Realise that you need type approval, driving licence, insurance and NCT if used in a public place. You need motor tax, but likely at the zero rate.

Mr.S Moderator
#5

Victor said:
Realise that you need type approval, driving licence, insurance and NCT if used in a public place.


Really? for an electric skateboard?

Edit: wow - didn't think that would be true but assuming they would fall under this category http://www.garda.ie/Controller.aspx?Page=1728&Lang=1

Would anyone even insure you!?

I've seen a couple of boosted boards around Dublin over the past year, but I really doubt they all have insurance.

ED E Registered User
#6

There are several "e-bikes" around that also count as "motor powered vehicles" and thus the full legislation but the gardai will never enforce it, they cant even manage red lights or bus lanes. Same goes for electric scooters and one wheels.

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Tickityboo Registered User
#7

ED E said:
There are several "e-bikes" around that also count as "motor powered vehicles" and thus the full legislation but the gardai will never enforce it, they cant even manage red lights or bus lanes. Same goes for electric scooters and one wheels.


All of the rickshaws that are breaking every traffic law in Dublin now have electric motors and I'm pretty sure they're not insured or taxed!!

How are they getting away with this? Considering they are carrying passengers.

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magicbastarder Moderator
#8

there's a subtle difference here - a rickshaw with an electric motor which needs to be pedalled to run (i.e. the motor boosts the pedalling) is a different beast legally from one which does not need to be pedalled - one which does not need to be pedalled is considered a motorised vehicle and falls under normal motorised vehicle law. ones which do need to be pedalled but cannot exceed 25km/h are basically considered e-bikes, AFAIK, and are not legally regulated.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/nta-laws-to-regulate-rickshaws-are-unworkable-445559.html

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StereoSound Registered User
#9

tdmoran said:
Hi, after a year of waiting my boosted board arrived day before yesterday. Not cheap but worth every penny. Great for flying around Dublin. I've done 50km already and am addicted. Can't recommend it higher.


Are you still ripping around Dublin on this? Any hassle from the Gardai? I looked into buying one of these summer 2016 but I chickened out because I was concerned about it falling under "mechanically propelled vehicle" regulation and getting it taken off me.

ED E Registered User
#10

StereoSound said:
Are you still ripping around Dublin on this? Any hassle from the Gardai? I looked into buying one of these summer 2016 but I chickened out because I was concerned about it falling under "mechanically propelled vehicle" regulation and getting it taken off me.


Losing the board is the least of your worries, the fines you'd be hit with would be 2x as much.

Mikecondon93 Registered User
#11

jogdish said:
Anyone know where to try out, and perhaps buy an electric skate board in Ireland?

Anyone with any experience of them?


So I just got the board. You can't buy it in ireland and to actually but the 2nd gen dual plus it costs 2000dollars including 370dollar vat.

I enjoy using it in parks to get use to it. If you get it don't try out the max speed as your balance won't be great even if you are pro. I fell at max speed in a park so eco mode is what everyone uses which is like 16-19km per hour.

It's a great board and reliable compared to a lot of other boards.

Mikecondon93 Registered User
#12

Victor said:
Realise that you need type approval, driving licence, insurance and NCT if used in a public place. You need motor tax, but likely at the zero rate.


Since when. Top speed is 26km per hour and bikes can get up to that speed and you don't need any sort of licence

beauf Registered User
#13

Bicycle that you need to pedal (or scooter you need to scoot) comes under a different law.

http://www.garda.ie/Controller.aspx?Page=1728&Lang=1
http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057659176

There are scooters that are only assisted. Not sure if this would be an example
https://www.microkickboard.com/emicro-folding-electric-scooter

ohnonotgmail Registered User
#14

anybody know what the legal situation is regarding the use of uniwheels in ireland? Presumably they are not allowed use cycle lanes?

beauf Registered User
#15

Same as above. Self powered so only legal on private property. In public place only with insurance and road tax.

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