New Type-Approval for Speed E-Bikes Now Effective

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The new type-approval for electric bikes became effective on 1 January 2016. Whereas e-bikes with assistance up to 25 km/h and a maximum continuous rated power up to 250 W come with a fairly informal “declaration of conformity”, all other electric bicycles that are in the type-approval have to be delivered with a “certificate of conformity”, which is fully regulated by the type-approval legislation.
Notwithstanding the fact that the new type-approval became definitely effective for e-bikes on 1 January 2016 there is a transition period. – Photo Bike Europe