EU Vote Limits Pedelecs to 250 Watt

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Yesterday afternoon the European Parliament voted on the new type approval legislation on two- and three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles. The Parliament decided to keep the original European Commission proposal: only pedelecs with a maximum speed of 25 km/h and 250 watts power will remain exempt from motorbike regulation.
The new legislation means that all e-bikes with more than 250 watts have to be regarded as motorcycles.