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Following the busy meeting during Eurobike on e-Bike Type Approval, ETRA will organize a second industry meeting about this issue next week. This ETRA meeting will take place on Tuesday

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Following the busy meeting during Eurobike on e-Bike Type Approval, ETRA will organize a second industry meeting about this issue next week. This ETRA meeting will take place on Tuesday 29 September 2009 in Brussels.

The main objective for the second meeting is to come (closer) to a consensus on the specifications for excluding electric bikes from the type-approval on the one hand and to an agreement on how to develop a European type-approval specifically designed for not excluded electric bikes on the other hand. These two issues are the main points on the agenda of the forthcoming Brussels’ meeting.

Practical information:

  • Registrate in advance via etra@pandora.be
  • Participants’ fee for this meeting is € 75
  • Location: Polis, Rue du Trône 98, 1050 Brussels
  • Time: from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Several people have already provided ETRA with input for the above-mentioned discussion. ETRA invites anyone with an interest in the subject to send in their comments and remarks. ETRA will summarise this input for the next meeting. Also, participants will receive further background information for the discussion.
 
ETRA seizes the opportunity to enquire after specific national legislation for pedal assisted bicycles excluded from the European type-approval. In the UK for instance, these are subject to further national requirements: the motor output for bicycles is limited to 200W, for tandems to 250W and for tricycles to 300W.

Furthermore, the UK has weight limits (bicycle: 40kg, tandem and tricycles: 60 kg) and there is an age limit of 14 years for riding these vehicles. It would be extremely useful for ETRA to know should other EU member states apply any such additional requirements.

Participants to the second meeting will receive the minutes of the first meeting, the attendants’ list and the presentation on the current European legislation for electric bicycles made at the first meeting.

More info and registration:
ETRA Secretary General
Tel. +32 9 233 60 05
E-mail etra@pandora.be

 

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