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‘Buying a complete e-bike is generally safer’ – new government guidance uneasy about DIY conversions

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Alex Bowden

Alex has been editor of ebiketips since 2021. He previously contributed news, reviews and more to and has also had a parallel (largely lapsed) career writing about cricket for various publications.


3 months 2 weeks ago

"ESF has called on the Government to introduce third party approval for all e-bikes, e-scooters and their batteries."

What that achieves for e-bikes beyond enforcement of CE mark validity which requires EN 15194 (epac tests inc batteries) compliance and other tests to complete, I don't know. Perhaps an earner for someone somewhere rather than the govt spending anything to check on compliance. 

3 months 2 weeks ago

Along with advice for buying e-scooters that are illegal for use on the roads will the government advice also cover what to do with stolen e-bikes that don't come with chargers and where to buy compatible chargers?