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Electric bicycle in Europe Union



electric bicycle

BS EN15194 is the official standard for electric bicycle in Europe Union. To remain exempt from motor vehicle legislation an electric bicycle must comply with the following:

  • Maximum rated motor power 250 W
  • Maximum power assisted speed 25km/h
  • Power to the motor is cut when brakes are applied
  • Power only available when pedals are turning
  • Maximum bike weight 40 kg
  • E-bike riders must be 14 years old

This allows an electric bicycle to be treated just as a conventional bicycle - they can ride on cycle tracks but do not require compulsory registration, insurance or MOT - for legislation purposes consider them as a normal bicycle.


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