- Oct 25, 2006
If they say this, as you have said they do:I don't like what they do at all, but I can't say they mislead people.
"the electric motor should have a maximum power output of 250 watts or less "
They are misleading, since the law says no such thing about EAPCs. Since they are the only legal electrically assisted pedal cycles on the road, that is all they can be offering to insure so they must adhere to what the law says, which is:
"pedal cycles with pedal assistance which are equipped with
an auxiliary electric motor having a maximum continuous
rated power of less than or equal to 250 W"
Note the key words I've highlighted in red, highlighting that EAPCs primary remain as bicycles, in fact as in law. They apply to their insurance whether they like it or not, leaving out those words in their terms as if trying to pretend they are some form of motor vehicle is not a basis for legal argument. To try to argue that would certainly be misleading as well as unlawful.