Small E-Vehicles Ban

Why have you banned all e-scooters, e-skateboards, e-unicycles and hoverboards on board your ships and inside customer buildings?

We don’t allow any small e-vehicles to travel on our ships or enter our customer buildings due to the growing number of reports from local and national fire services of fires caused by the batteries on this type of vehicle.

This is because there is a lack of legislation and testing of the lithium-ion batteries used on non-approved vehicles. The batteries on these vehicles also tend to be situated under the board where users stand on e-scooters and e-skateboards, which makes then more susceptible to damage form hitting kerbs or other surfaces.

This ban will remain in place until there is better understanding and legislation of their use.

E-bikes, electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters are not affected by the ban as they are legally approved for use in the UK. E-bikes, like all bicycles, are not permitted in the lounges onboard ferries.