In this regard, the European directive No. 2002/24/EC, relating to the approval of two- or three-wheel motor vehicles, sets the criteria for an electrically assisted bicycle (VAE or VAE) to be able to circulate on thepublic highway.

The following three points must be respected:

  • The assistance must only be provided if the cyclist is pedaling, and cut off when pedaling stops. Nevertheless, it is authorized to set up an asresistancestarting without having to pedal but which must not exceed 6 km/h.
  • I' assistancemust cut off at a maximum of 25 km/h
  • Motor power must not exceed 250 watts

Note that in France, European approval is not enough and a bike to assistanceelectric (eBike) is subject to the same standards as a cycleclassic and must in particular comply with the decree 95-937relating to the prevention of risks resulting from the use of bicyclesand the new NF EN 15194 standard.

Important: most kits bike to assistanceelectric (eBike) power-e-bike greatly exceed the authorized power limit.

Therefore we advise you to ride with your future electric bike on a private road