European Body Wants Electric Bike Loophole Closed
ETRA is calling on the European Parliament to stall their vote on type-approval of electric bikes having found a potential loophole which it believes to be dangerous.
Article 2.2(g) of a paper on electric bikes presented to MEPs stipulates that speed regulations do not apply to vehicles primarily intended for off-road use and designed to travel on unpaved surfaces. ETRA believes that this is a permit for manufacturers to label bikes as intended for off road use in order to skip over proposed rules on maximum speeds.
MEPs will formally debate and vote in plenary. That is scheduled for Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 November.
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