British Industry Organizations Oppose New EU E-bike Regulation

The British BAGB (Bicycle Association of Great Britain) and CTC (Cyclist' Touring Club) stood up against the revision of e-bike regulation by the European Union. Early December the European Parliament Commission for Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) voted on the review of the type-approval regulations for mopeds and motorcycles which included regulations for electric bikes. Here a majority of the IMCO members voted in favour of allowing pedelecs to be equipped with motors that have an output of more than 250 W. As a result such pedelecs would no longer have to be type-approved and would no longer be classified as mopeds but as bicycles.

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