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E-Bike News — Pedelec' and the law

Electric Bikes Sussex just got faster…

Posted by Graham Rowe on

Electric Bikes just got Faster.......  Instead of the 25kph (15.6mph) maximum assistance of a standard Electric Bike, a Speed Pedelec can now offer assistance up to 45kph (28mph)!

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Electric Bikes - The Law

Posted by Graham Rowe on

Happily, the UK harmonised it's legislation during 2015 to be consistent with European Legislation. This now provides a clear European wide definition of an Electric Bike, more formally known as a: "Pedelec" and often shortened to eBike. As the name suggests, the modern Electric Bike combines Pedalling and Electrical Assistance.  In addition to the regulations for normal bikes, like having brakes etc, there are some further requirements that must be complied with to meet the "Pedelec" definition. In simple terms these are: The Motor must not give more than 250w of help (Powered assistance) The Powered assistance must cease at 25 KPH (15.6...

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