Irish start-up Zipp Mobility has started operating e-scooter trials in two British towns, Aylesbury and High Wycombe.

The initial fleet will include 25 e-scooters, with plans to increase the fleet size to 300 scooters over the next two months.

The company is now operating trials in three locations across the UK, including in Taunton, Somerset, in addition to the two Buckinghamshire towns.

Zipp Mobility, founded by Charlie Gleeson in 2019, is headquartered at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at University College Dublin.

Will O’Brien, Vice-President of Growth and Government Affairs said there has been a lot of planning with Buckinghamshire Council and local stakeholders on safety and enhanced cleaning and sanitisation.

"We are delighted to support the council with our fleet of state-of-the-art scooters and, as things develop, we’ll be looking for feedback from users so we can bring additional improvements in during the trial period," he said.

Commenting on the Irish Government’s plans to legislate for e-Scooters in 2021, Charlie Gleeson, CEO and Founder Zipp Mobility, said they plan to share what they have learned so far from the UK.

"As an Irish company, we are really excited to bring our service home," he said.