Will Regular 250W E-Bikes Be Included in Costly Type-Approval Procedures?

BRUSSELS, Belgium - At an early February Symposium in Brussels titled: 'Symposium on Legal Status and Market Position of Speed Pedelecs' it appeared that there is rising pressure on the European Commission to include electric step-scooters in the type-approval. At the Symposium it appeared that this is triggering the European Commission to examine possibilities to include all Light Electric Vehicles - including regular 250W/25kmh e-bikes - into type-approval procedures as now in place for speed pedelecs. Bike Europe asked Manuel Marsilio, who as General Manager of the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) is closely involved with the European Commission on these matters, for comment.

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