Bike Europe’s New Whitepaper Sparks Discussion on E-MTB Type-Approval Exclusion

LONDON, UK – On May 11 this trade journal launched its new Whitepaper: “Rules and regulations on electric cycles in the EU.” One of the striking facts deriving from the new Whitepaper is that e-MTBs are excluded from type approval. This conclusion is debated by the Bicycle Association of Great Britain (BAGB) as well as the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA). Further analysis of the type-approval regulations leads to the conclusion that the BAGB-MCIA statement is incorrect.