Electric Bicycles

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 21 May 2024.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to regulating the sale of electric bike converter kits rated at over 250 watts, given that a vehicle with this rating would no longer be classed as an electric bike, but rather a moped or motorcycle.

Photo of Lord Davies of Gower Lord Davies of Gower Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Various vehicles which are not legal to use on UK roads can be legally imported into the UK for off-road use. E-bikes which do not comply with Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (EAPC) regulations would fall into this category.

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