Perplexing Decision by European Commission: E-Bikes Must Be Insured

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Commission has decided that regular 25km/h – 250W electric bicycles need to have a third party liability insurance. This decision, which is a proposal for a statutory regulation that still needs to be assessed by the European Parliament and Council, is sidelining all previous regulations concerning ordinary electric bikes. These characterize this category as ordinary bicycles for which no legally required insurance applies.
European Cyclists` Federation: ‘EU Commission is criminalizing millions of e-bike users with this proposal.’ – Photo Gazelle