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Registration and the law on the VAE

This article is written by the site www.veloelectriquefrance.fr

Editor : the August 18, 2016

The european directive 2002/24/EC sets out the criteria for what an electric bike can travel on the public highway :


The assistance should be done only if the cyclist pedals, and the cutting off of the pedal. However, it is allowed to put in place a start-up assistance without the need for pedalling, but must not exceed 6 km/h.


The engine power must not exceed 250 Watts

Important : If your electric bike is not responding to any of these features, it classifies it in the category of mopeds and requires a homologation special

The engine must not exceed 250 Watts of power ;

As soon as the speed of 25 km/h is reached, the engine must stop.

An electric bicycle is equipped with an engine of 180 to 250 Watts, and a battery 24 or 36 Volts. To assist pedalling, the electric motor switches on automatically when you pedal. He cut himself off when the pedaling stops.

Wearing a helmet is not mandatory, and it is not necessary to have any license.