Electric scooter operator Neuron Mobility will provide e-scooters to the City of Launceston as part of a 12-month trial due to begin later this year.
The trial is the first of its kind to be held in the state and will run alongside a trial of the scooters in Hobart.
The announcement comes after the state government made amendments to transport regulations earlier this year to allow e-scooters to operate in Tasmania.
Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michael Ferguson said at the time e-scooters would provide a cost-effective, low-pollution, congestion-busting transport alternative.
Neuron Mobility chief executive Zachary Wang was please with the announcement and said e-scooters were well suited to both cities, having proven popular with residents and tourists in other locations.
He said while the scooters had been built to a commercial grade to withstand the rigours of city use - rider safety was still a priority.
"Our N3 e-scooters are packed with a range of cutting-edge safety features and we know from experience in other cities that riders really appreciate this," he said.
The safety features include an integrated helmet, an emergency button to call 000, voice guidance and topple detection sensors.
The units will also use geofencing technology to control rider speed across different zones as well as dictate where and when the scooter can be used.
The scooters will also include dedicated parking zones and no-go zones, with the company confirming the scooters would be geo-locked to their respective cities.
City of Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten said the safety measures would ensure the scooters meet community expectations in regards to safety for both riders and the general public.
Once the trial begins riders can access the e-scooters through an app developed by Neuron.
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