The future use of electric scooters in Tasmania is under discussion, as the state government gathers information on how the devices are being utilised in other parts of the country.
The ACT government is working towards legalising 'e-scooters', with the territory's Road Safety Minister Shane Rattenbury - a Greens MP - spearheading the push.
It's being viewed in the context of the ACT's target of achieving 100 per cent renewable electricity.
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The e-scooter is currently illegal in the ACT, while in Tasmania it can be used as long as the maximum power output of its motor is no more than 200 watts, the power output is visibly certified on the motor and the vehicle isn't capable of going any faster than 10 kilometres per hour on level ground.
Submissions to the ACT's public consultation showed that 36 per cent of participants believed the maximum speed of e-scooters should be set at 25 kilometres per hour, while 44 per cent preferred a lower speed.
E-scooters were legalised in Queensland last year.
A Tasmanian State Growth Department spokesperson said the state government was "aware" that providers of e-scooters in other places were trialling scooters that "fell outside" of the scope of use in Tasmania.
"The ... government is consulting with colleagues interstate to learn from these trials and to understand the safety implications," the spokesperson said.
The state government is participating in a national review of Australian road rules and related pieces of legislation in order to "understand the barriers that may inhibit the safe use of innovative vehicles, such as e-scooters".
Tasmanian Greens leader Cassy O'Connor commended the ACT government for its commitment to "sustainable transport", saying "these are the kind of reforms that are possible under a Green minister".
"The Greens would welcome similar changes to Tasmania's laws," she said. "In a time of global heating all options that reduce emissions - and improve traffic flow - should be on the table."
"It's a widely acknowledged fact that getting people out of cars reduces traffic congestion, while improving public health.
"The Liberals love to build roads, but to really tackle our traffic woes you have to invest in public and alternative, sustainable transport too [and] e-scooters are part of that mix."
Ms O'Connor said vehicle alternatives that reduced congestion and carbon emissions were "the future of transport".
Research from the Queensland University of Technology - published in July this year - found that almost half of the e-scooters in central Brisbane were being ridden illegally because the rider was either "not wearing a helmet properly, riding on the road or carrying a passenger".