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Agogs Presents 32 Km/h E-Bikes

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic – While the regular speed limit for e-bikes is 25 km/h and km/h for speed pedelecs, Agogs recently launched the 32 km/h Tracer. According to Agogs “this maximum speed is much better suitable and comes closer to a regular bicycle experience”.

Agogs Presents 32 Km/h E-Bikes
The Agogs Tracer is set with a maximum support of 32 km/h. – Photo Agogs

“We see a growing number of regular 25 km/h e-bikes being chipped to increase the speed limit which is set according to European regulation,” says Agogs Managing partner Jakob Dittrich. “Theoretically this could lead to a ban of electric bikes on public roads. However to meet demand of faster e-bikes we have decided to come up with a 32 km/h model. In the USA there is different regulation for electric bicycles than in the EU. In the US the maximum support is usually set at 20 mph (miles per hour), which is exactly 32 kilometres per hour.” 

“To make the e-bike a successful part of modern urban transport, it is necessary that the support provided by motor not only helps you to ride steep up hill, but also when driving on roads with no elevation but where the rider wants to move as fast as a regular cyclist which is generally around 32 km/h,” explains Ditrich. 

Speed pedelec category 

The e-bike introduced by Agogs complies with the regulations set for the speed pedelec L1e-B – ‘mopeds’ category. Technical specifications for this category lists: maximum power up to 4kW; maximum speed of 45 km/h operated by pedal assistance only. “The problem is that the L1e-B-category is not envisaged as a ‘bicycle and the product name of the vehicle is ‘moped’. However in the terms of use many EU member states require the use of a helmet, insurance etc. This completely suppresses the usability and versatility of these e-bikes. Therefore, our new Tracer is designed to travel on unpaved surfaces and can be used for off-road driving, which makes it still in compliance with L1e-B-category but can be used without wearing a helmet or the compulsory insurance. We believe the e-bike we presented is completely in compliance with all safety requirements described in the EU Regulation 169 / 2013 technical standard DIN EN 15194 and ISO 4210-2.” 

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