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UK joins EU e-bike laws but fast e-bikes fail to win DfT approval


After years of negotiation – and foot-dragging – the Department for Transport has finally “harmonised” its regulations on electric bikes with the regulations in force in the rest of the European Union.

However, to the consternation of many UK e-bike suppliers the DfT has not okayed the use of so-called “speed pedelecs”. Should consumers wish to purchase and use such go-faster electric bikes they will have to have registration plates fitted and wear motorbike helmets.

Original story by Carlton Ried for Bike Biz.  See full story here. 

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