London insurtech firm Zego has partered with European e-scooter start-up Dott as part of its ongoing expansion.

Specialising in flexible insurance for the gig-economy, the firm will provide protection for Dott’s French and Belgian fleets.

The partnership will allow riders of Dott’s scooters access to the flexible insurance as part its sign-up process.

Founded in 2016, Zego has seen a 900 per cent growth in the last 12 months and is looking to capitalise on the growing popularity of shared new mobility services such as e-scooters.

Sten Saar, CEO and co-founder of Zego, said: “We believe that companies such as Dott represent the future of mobility and we want to enable the growth of this exciting new industry by creating insurance models which suit its needs and can unlock its potential.

“For this form of transport to be widely adopted and welcomed by all, it’s essential that e-scooters come with the right insurance without causing inconvenience for riders.”

Maxim Romain, CEO and co-founder of Dott, added: “Zego’s offer is exactly what we were looking for and we are particularly proud to be the first scooter-sharing company to integrate this type of insurance coverage, without increasing costs for our customers.”

“Our goal is to make this sector more professional, more responsible and therefore more sustainable.”

Despite the growing popularity of the new mode of transport, electric-powered rental scooters are illegal on UK roads.

This has not stopped athlete Usain Bolt from introducing his ‘Bolt’ brand of electric scooters to the UK market.