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Pedelecs, also known as e-bikes or power-assisted cycles, are normal bikes fitted with a battery powering a motor, which will assist your own pedalling efforts up 15.5mph. As their popularity has grown, so has market in the UK and with that, the different options that can now be purchased. Crank/mid-drive vs hub motor, folding electric bikes for easy storage, smaller wheels for manoeuvrability round town or e-MTBs for trails at the weekend? If you’re looking to find the answers to those questions and more, you’ll find more information in our guides and on our forum.
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Avere, the European Association for Electromobility, has issued a reminder to the EU e-bike industry that the "definite application" of the new type approval rules took effect from 1st January 2017 for electric bikes with a (max continuous) rated power of more than 250w, or where the motor continues to provide assistance beyond a 15.5mph cut off - known as a speed pedelec.
Manufacturers are not required to type approve electric bikes falling within the definition of an EAPC... Read more