'Off-Road' Legal Loophole Plugged; No Non-Type-Approved E-MTBs

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Current EU Regulations on e-bikes offer a serious loophole. It makes it possible for companies to put over 250W and over 25 km/h e-MTBs on the market that skirt complicated and expensive type approval procedures. That’s possible due to this exemption in the type-approval regulation wording: “vehicles primarily intended for off-road use”. However, this ‘primarily off-road exemption’ can be countered by national laws, argues the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI).

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