Finally There’s Clarity on Compulsory Insurance for E-Bikes

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Last May the European Commission’s decision that regular 25km/h – 250W electric bicycles need to have a third party liability insurance, perplexed many. This is why it led to a flood of responses at consultations with stakeholders and the general public. After these consultations it remained silent on this controversial issue. Until now, as there’s finally clarity that comes from a state secretary for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure as well as from the EU itself.
Situation is now that each of the EU’s 28 member states are to decide whether it wants to burden the use of e-bikes with compulsory liability insurance.