Electric Bike Standard in EU

Electric bicycles are generally divided into two categories in the EU: electric assisted bicycles and electric bicycles. The so-called electric bicycles that do not require a driver’s license to be legally on the road refer to electric assisted bicycles with a maximum power limit of 250 watts and a maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour.

The European Union tested the EN15194 standard in January 2009. This standard will apply to 30 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland , Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

The full name of the regulation: EN15194:2009 Cycles Electrically power assisted cycles-EPAC. This standard applies to electric assisted bicycles that meet the following conditions:
1. The maximum rated power is 250 watts (0.25kw);
2. When the speed reaches 25km/h or stop pedaling, the output horsepower will gradually weaken and eventually the power will be cut off;
3. The battery voltage is lower than 48VDC or the built-in charger voltage is 230V.

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