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Final Call for E-Bike Regulations Meeting 

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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – This is the final call for industry peers that want to take part in the information meeting on rules & regulations for e-bikes, e-MTB’s, speed pedelecs and cargo e-bikes. This meeting will take place at Eurobike on Thursday 31 August.

Final Call for E-Bike Regulations Meeting 
Annick Roetynck from LEVA-EU, who is for over twenty years involved in e-bike regulations, will be answering questions at the electric bike rules meeting. – Photo Bike Europe

E-bikes in Europe are subject to a lot of complicated rules: type-approval, CE-standards, the Machinery Directive, helmet obligation, insurance, traffic code etcetera. If you are manufacturing, importing or selling e-bikes, you may well be lost in this maze of rules. The Bike Europe & LEVA-EU Information Meeting at Eurobike provides answers to all your questions. Bike Europe and the European branch of the Light Electric Vehicle Association have teamed up for organising this information meeting. It takes place on Thursday 31 August at Eurobike. Bike Europe Editor-in-Chief Jack Oortwijn will be the moderator of this lunch meeting, taking place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Room Rome, Conference Center East. There will be sandwiches, hot and cold drinks available.

Organised for answering questions

The Information Meeting will not feature lengthy presentations by keynote speakers but is foremost organised for answering questions on electric bike rules in the EU. Questions like: should your electric mountain bikes be type-approved? Can you produce electric cargo bikes with more than 250W? Do speed pedelec riders have to wear a moped helmet in the countries where you are active? Do they have to have insurance and a number plate for their speed pedelecs?

To ensure that your questions are answered at this meeting, send them in beforehand, by email to

Factor 4 requirement for speed pedelecs

Some time soon the European Commission will be reviewing the factor 4 requirement for speed pedelecs in the type-approval. This is the requirement which stipulates that the power of speed pedelecs should be no more than 4 times the power which the cyclist puts into the bike him/herself. In anticipation of the Commission’s review and for his PhD-thesis at the University of Leuven, Belgium, Bram Rotthier has done scientific research into factor 4. At this meeting, he will present a summary.

Join us

So, unless you think you know everything about related EU rules and legislation, participating in this information meeting is a must for anybody working in the electric bike business.

The participation fee is €100 (incl. VAT). Participants who have a subscription to Bike Europe pay €50.

Join us for this meeting over a sandwich and a coffee. To make sure that there is enough to eat and drink for everybody, please register.

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