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At the end of 2015, the German bicycle association ZIV and the German service and bicycle association VSF in cooperation with Zedler-Institut and the umbrella organization for German industry guilds BIV had published joint guidelines for parts replacement of e-bikes / pedelecs 25 gratefully accepted by the dealers.
Now, such guidelines for the parts replacements are also available for speed e-bikes / pedelecs with a pedal assistance of up to 45 kmh / 28 mph which unlike the aforementioned vehicles are classified as motor vehicles and thus subject to the EU Directive 2002/24/EC or the EU Regulation no. 168/2013. These guidelines were worked out under the responsibility of the following associations and companies: The umbrella organization for German industry guilds BIV, TUEV Rheinland, velotech.de, the German service and bicycle association VSF, Zedler-Institut as well as the German bicycle association ZIV.
The guidelines can be downloaded free of charge in German, English and French language under the following link. www.dropbox.com (...)
Author: Jürgen Wetzstein