The popularity of electric scooters has grown in recent times, as well as scooter-sharing schemes which now operate in more than 100 cities across the world.
Electric scooters are particularly popular in big cities, including Los Angeles, Paris, Copenhagen and San Francisco.
The electric scooter trial coming to Britain means that people will be able to hire scooters in the same way in which they can hire Santander bikes in London right now.
Customers will be able to hire scooters via smartphone apps, in a similar way to bike share schemes.
Electric scooters are freely available to buy in the UK online and in stores right now, costing anywhere between £100-£1000.