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Sondors outlawed in Europe We have to solve a BIG problem. (Or am I the only European with a SONDORS?). There is a new rule that an e-bike, which can drive without peddling, needs insurance like a small motor bike. To get insurance we need a COC! The European law changed on October 1, 2016. NOW ALL Sondors bike are illegal, will be confiscated by police to be destroyed and the owners will have to pay a big retribution or go to jail. (Yes this is our law). America is not Burundi, so I guess you also need a document for American law to confirm your bike to American safety rules? (In Europe called: certificate of conformity (COC). If you can send me an American document stating your bike is conform US safety rules, I can ask for a European regularization. I think this is very important for the future of the Sondors bike in Europe. You simply can not go on, selling bikes in Europe, knowing they will be confiscated, destroyed, and the owners will be prosecuted for breaking European law.
350w motor, software limited to 250w Is this illegal in the UK? I am considering buying one of these. However I have a quick question before I jump in!, According to the newly revised & Current UK Government law on Electric bikes. Am I right in saying that this bike is illegal to ride (without tax/insurance/registration/helmet) in the UK because ts shipped with a 350w output capacity motor using a "software restriction"? "EAPC requirements The requirements are: the electric motor shouldn’t be able to propel the bike when it’s travelling more than 15.5mph the motor shouldn’t have a maximum power output of more than 250 watts It must also display one item from each of the following: the power output or manufacturer of the motor the battery’s voltage or maximum speed of the bike Where you can ride an EAPC If a bike meets the EAPC requirements it’s classed as a normal pedal bike. This means you can ride it on cycle paths and anywhere else pedal bikes are allowed. Other kinds of electric bike Any electric bike that doesn’t meet the EAPC rules needs to be registered and taxed. You’ll need a driving licence to ride one and you must wear a crash helmet. The vehicle will also need to be ‘type approved’ to make sure it’s safe to use on the road." So, if this is shipped with a motor with max power output of 350w, do I read that as a big no...unless I want a fine and impound fees? Many thanks