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ZIV Adds 45 km/h E-Bike Components to Replacement Guidelines

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BERLIN, Germany – To provide an insight for retailers on what’s permitted or not when exchanging CE approved 25 km/h e-bike components in their workshops, the German industry associations agreed on an uniform guideline in 2015. This list is now also available for 45 km/h speed pedelecs as well.

ZIV Adds 45 km/h E-Bike Components to Replacement Guidelines
Guideline is intended to clarify what cyclists and workshops are allowed to change on 45 km/h speed e-bikes. – Photo Bike Europe

“The guideline is intended to clarify what cyclists and workshops are allowed to change on 45 km/h speed pedelecs, and for which parts they must obtain the approval of the speed pedelec manufacturer and/or the supplier of the electronic drive system,” says the German industry association ZIV in a statement.

Read also: German Guideline on Replacement of 25 km/h E-Bike Components

Speed e-bikes classified as motor vehicles

The component replacement list includes all speed pedelecs with pedal supported power of up to 45 km/h, which are classified as motor vehicles and which comply with the EU Directive 2002/24/E6 or the EU Regulation No. 168/2013.

The guideline is composed in close cooperation between the Federal Association for German Two-Wheel Mechanics (BIV), TÜV Rheinland, velotech.de, the Zedler Institute, the Zweirad Industrie Verband (ZIV) and the dealer association VSF.

The guides can be downloaded free of charge in multiple languages including English here.

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