Auckland Council is reviewing new applications for the next round of rental e-scooter licences. Successful companies will be able to start operating on 3 September 2020.
Currently, there are three operators providing rental e-scooter services across Auckland. Their licences expire on 2 September 2020.
Here’s some further information about the upcoming e-scooter application round.
1 July - 22 July
Receive applications for review in upcoming licence period
23 July - 19 August
Review applications, decide successful candidates, and confirm conditions of licence
20 August - 25 August
New licence period begins.
Basis for charging
Rent from 1 July 2020 (incl. GST)
Two e-scooters per m2
One e-bike per m2
Per 12 months period or any part thereof
Before a licence is issued the council and operator agree on the maximum number of e-scooters that can be deployed by the operator in each tier across the city. All suburbs in Auckland are categorised under the following three tiers:
City centre (excluding Karangahape Road which is in Newton)
Browns Bay, Takapuna, Birkenhead, Devonport, Ponsonby, Herne Bay, Freemans Bay, Mission Bay, Grey Lynn, Newmarket, Ellerslie, Howick, Epsom, Kingsland, Milford, Mount Eden, Newton, Parnell, Remuera, St Heliers
All other suburbs
Final decisions on allocation for the upcoming licence period will be made after successful applicants are confirmed.
We are continuously improving our e-scooter licensing processes and have updated our e-scooter Code of Practice and e-scooter licence assessment criteria for the next round of licences.
Code of Practice
The rental e-scooter Code of Practice (CoP) is the key tool that we have to work with operators on setting good standards for their operations.
The latest version (V4) comes into effect on 3 September and includes the following enhancements:
Read more about how we improved the Code of Practice and licence conditions for rental e-scooters, following our two e-scooter trial periods.
As part of the assessment criteria for this round of licences, a joint Auckland Council/AT policy team has created a New Mobility Principles document to help assess applications against some of the outcomes in the Auckland Plan.
Visit the council’s e-scooter web page to find out more about e-scooters in Auckland and applying for an e-scooter licence.