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Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th February 2020.

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Photo of Stephen McPartland Stephen McPartland Conservative, Stevenage

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to allow fully electric bikes to be registered as a category with the DVLA.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

A power-assisted bicycle, which is propelled solely by electricity and intended for use on public roads, must be registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. However, there is an exemption from registration and licensing in Great Britain for low powered bicycles, which cannot exceed 15 mph and have a battery of 250 watts or lower.

The Department for Transport is reviewing the regulations that apply to small, electric vehicles known as micromobility vehicles as part of its review into regulation of innovative transport technologies and business models. A call for evidence is due to be published in the next few weeks. This will include questions about how small, electric vehicles such as fully electric cycles should be regulated in the future.

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