There was no mention of new regulations on e-scooters in the King's Speech, meaning legislation would be delayed. 

In the UK, e-scooters are widely sold, with an estimated 750,000 privately owned e-scooters.

As it stands, they are currently only legal on private land or from trial hire schemes.

Swytch's latest study revealed that 15% of the population will be converting to using a bike or electric transport over and above driving in the next few years. 

Oliver Montague, CEO and co-founder of Swytch Technology, said: "E-mobility is the future of travel - and we should be looking to embrace it in the safest way possible.

"Whilst the e-bike represents the most efficient way to get around if regulated in a safe way, e-scooters could have a large impact in reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable forms of travel.

"In the UK, e-scooters are banned on public roads. The problem is that when you buy an e-scooter, retailers don't mention that they are only legal on private land.

"The onus now lies on The Department for Transportation to speed up on regulations to enable them to be used on roads in a safe way."