How And Where To Rent An Electric Scooter In Sweden – Rules, Costs, And Providers!
The Swedish word for electric scooter is “elsparkcykel”. As a tourist, you can use an electric scooter in several cities in Sweden since 2019. Sweden only applauds the use of electric vehicles, they do not want to allow any combustion engine in the entire country from 2030.
You can track down these so-called partial steps with the help of a mobile app. You unlock a scooter by scanning a QR code. Then you can easily drive to any point of interest.
Discover on this page how you can use this yourself, what the rules are and which providers are active in Sweden.
- How And Where To Rent An Electric Scooter In Sweden – Rules, Costs, And Providers!
The rules for using an electric scooter in Sweden
If you want to drive around in Sweden with an elsparkcykel (electric scooter), you must obey the traffic rules that also apply to cyclists. The following rules are important to remember:
- There is no minimum age for riding an e-scooter;
- A driver’s license is not required;
- Wearing a helmet is not mandatory. Please note children up to the age of 15 must wear a helmet;
- As a driver, you use the bike lane if it is available and otherwise on the road;
- You may drive at a walking pace on the pavement (5-7 km/h);
- It is not allowed to drive an e-scooter under the influence of alcohol. You can be fined for this.
How do you use an e-scooter in Sweden as a tourist?
Example: Bird app
Currently, you can use an electric scooter. This is done as follows:
Download the app Download the mobile app from one of the active providers (see below which providers are active in Sweden).
Create an account Create an account and link a payment method. Most providers accept payments via credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.
3. Find an electric scooter near you
Check in the app where the nearest electric scooter is located. In the app, you can also see the scooter’s battery percentage.
4. Unlock the vehicle
Scan the QR code on the scooter to unlock the vehicle and start your ride.
5. Park the scooter.
Done with the ride? Check in the app where the nearest return location is and put the scooter back where it will not affect anyone.
6. End the ride
End the ride using the app. You will see an overview of the route taken and the cost of your ride.
Which scooter share providers are active in Sweden?
Every city or municipality has its own agreements with shared scooter providers. The largest providers in Sweden are:
|Göteborg||Bird, Bolt, Lime, Tier, Voi|
|Helsingborg||Bolt, Tier, Voi|
|Malmö||Bolt, Lime, Tieröping, Voi|
|Stockholm||Bird, Bolt, Lime, Tier, Voi|
|Uppsala||Bolt, Tier, Voi|
|Västerås||Bolt, Tier, Voi|
How much does it cost to rent an electric scooter in Sweden?
The costs of going out with a shared scooter differ per city and provider. The rate for each provider is made up of a starting rate and a rate per minute.
Usually, you pay a €1 entry fee, with which you unlock the electric scooter. After that, you pay € 0.15 per minute for the use of the shared scooter. So, for example, you pay €3.25 for a 15-minute ride.
Tip: take advantage of free rides
Several providers offer the opportunity to use a ‘referral code’. This unique code can be found in the mobile app and saves you costs.
Are you going on a trip with several people? Share this code with your travel companions and take advantage of free rides this way:
Example: Tier app