The info that you need is on herehi all does anyone know whether it is legal for a pedal assisted electric bike to start just using the throttle instead of pedals it locks at 15.5 mph its a twist and go and the pedals are only used when going up hill and at the moment i am locked into an argument with the police and unable to ride the bike,the dvla says its perfectly legal as long as the cut off is at 15.5 but does not mention whether the pedals can take it faster,the police said if the bike starts with a push and go instead of me using the pedals then its illegal,i have asked the manufacturer for a refund but it takes 10 days so im hoping and praying they are wrong in the next few days and i get to keep my bike
You mean like this ?hi all iv had a little bit of information given to me regarding my electric bike,giving me a smidgion of hope to hopefully ride it again,someone told me that if i had a plate stating that its fully road legal and the manufacturers name and power output then its legal for me to ride without insurance driving licence ect anyone know if this is correct thankyou
thankyou what is a SVA certificate pleaseThough your scooter has pedals it is a twist and go, unless is has type approval and an SVA certificate it isn't legal. Any bike that can be propelled from a standing start using a throttle is illegal, to be legal as an EAPC you have to pedal first before the throttle is allowed to be engaged.
Unlike a normal lookong bike it resembles a scooter/moped thta is where the difficulty lies.
also the plate says it is fully road legal,nominal voltage 48 volts,power output 250 watts and company www.eriderbikes.com the speed cuts out at 15.5 only use pedal assist when going up hill i know it seems im looking for any thing to help my hubby keep his bike because he is disabled but this site is uk and he is still selling thesethankyou what is a SVA certificate please