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Whitepaper Highlights Unprecedented Possibilities of Bicycle Electrification

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DOETINCHEM, the Netherlands – The electrification of bicycles is opening new frontiers. It’s now firmly established as THE main trend which is starting to also dominate the P&A sector. Electronics and all that comes with it, like software, is now appearing in helmets, in locks; in brakes with ABS technology and of course in ‘Connected’ bikes. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come in the next years.

Whitepaper Highlights Unprecedented Possibilities of Bicycle Electrification

The whitepaper gives a clear overview of the main trends on e-bikes. What are the main growth markets in Europe and what can we expect from the US now more and more states introduce new e-bike legislation. But also what the upcoming battery cell production in Europe can bring the e-bike industry. A consortium of 17 companies and research institutes called TerraE Holding was founded last year and that was an important step to start an European battery cell factory.

Regulatory maze

How to find you way in the regulatory maze of electric bikes is described in chapter 5. Companies manufacturing, distributing or selling electric bikes in Europe may get lost in a maze of rules and regulations. These complicated regulations come with: type-approval, CE-standards, EMC, Machinery Directive, helmet obligation, insurance, traffic codes etcetera.

Table of content

You can find all leading topics on the e-bike market in these seven chapters:

Chapter 1: Sales & Market Trends
Chapter 2: Battery Technology & Production
Chapter 3: Battery Safety
Chapter 4: E-Bike Drives & Features Advancements
Chapter 5: Newest Regulations
Chapter 6: Newest Safety Standards
Chapter 7: E-Bike Dumping Case

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On this webpage you also find Bike Europe’s previously published whitepapers ‘Rules & Regulations on Electric Cycles in the European Union’ and ‘Best of Bike Europe in 2017’.

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