Categorization of e-bikes in combination with type-approval regulations

A Dutch dealer recently clearly expressed the confusion that exists around the categorization of e-bikes in combination with type-approval regulations. The confusion is about an, as the supplier puts it “All-purpose electric bike that looks like a bike but feels like a jet with a 750-Watt motor — three times more power than typical 250-Watt electric bikes and a top speed of 25 km/h.”

The Dutch dealer commented on a report online published by Bike Europe’s sister magazine ‘Tweewieler’ on the Benelux launch of the RadRhino e-bike by Rad Power Bikes, a Seattle-based direct-to-consumer electric bike company…

Read more at:
http://www.bike-eu.com/laws-regulations/nieuws/2018/2/confusion-on-categorization-and-type-approval-10132916