Electric bikes and e-scooters with top speeds under 25km/h to be exempt from regulation

Posted in: Commuting
By The Irish Times
Aug 24, 2022 - 12:58:52 PM

E-bikes that allow for pedal assistance over such speed will require registration, insurance and tax under new Bill

By Ronan McGreevy, Wed Aug 3 2022

Electric bikes and e-scooters will be exempt from registration, tax or insurance if they not able to travel at speeds above 25km/h, the Government has confirmed.

The long-awaited Road Traffic and Roads Bill will legislate for e-bikes and e-scooters, which have become increasingly popular in recent years.

E-bikes that conform with EU regulations that do not allow for pedal-assisted cycling above 25km/h will be treated the same as normal pedal cycles.

E-bikes are currently subject to the EU directive 2002/24/EC that allows the bike’s motor to support a cyclist up to 25km/h. A cyclist can go faster than that, but they will not be assisted by the motor.


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