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Legal status of the electric bicycle in danger

If you would work in the insurance industry, would you accept covering an increased risk without charging for it? The key role of Standardization and Legislation - Part 4.
 

 
On 26th November 2019, Hannes Neupert, Chairman ExtraEnergy e.V./Executive Director EnergyBus e.V., talked online at the "Ebike Future Conference".    

Topic: Technical Standards - driver or threshold for market success and innovation! The key role of Standardization and Legislation - Part 4. 

Content
• Self introduction
• The key role of Standardization and Legislation
• Light Electric Vehicle parking and charging infrastructure
• Contact data
• references

Video
Watch Hannes Neupert´s speech in the video of part 4 of the key role of Standardization and Legislation: 

>> Accept fake motorcycles? (vimeo) 

Accept covering an increased risk?
„If you would work in the insurance industry, would you accept covering an increased risk without charging for it? 

Of course not. So why do you expect that the insurance industry will accept fake motorcycles which are legally bicycles? 

The insurance industry will not tolerate this much longer…

Will insurance industry renounce 65 million €?
Let`s say when we have 10 million pedelecs in Europe this is a lost income of 65 million euro for the insurance industry. 

Be sure, the insurance industry will get their income. 

Everything else is naive wishful thinking.

European insurance industry agreed
May be a strong motor of a cargo bike or a pedelec which pulls a children trailer can trade a higher overall safety. 

So, the insurance industry agreed with ExtraEnergy and the European Government project „Go Pedelec!“, that the acceleration and maximum speed create danger potential. 

The Go Pedelec! handbook is available for free here: 

>> Go Pedelec! Handbook Czech, Dutch, English, Hungarian, Italian, French

Legal status of the electric bicycle in danger
There are a lot of strong media stories about how dangerous electric bicycles are and that there are so many casualties because of the added danger potential.  

So, this could create a situation that governments will push back the legal status of the electric bicycle. 

We also created the following video on this subject.“ 

Video: The pedelec - a vehicle that doesn’t actually exist!
Please watch our video and read the related article which we created on this subject:  

>> The pedelec: a vehicle that doesn’t actually exist!

Read the previous article:

>> What makes a pedelec more dangerous than a bicycle?

Ebike Future Conference
The full video of Hannes Neupert`s speach and all other conference videos are now available at the conference website:   

>> Ebike Future Conference  

*only available at www.ebikefuturecon.com

>> Key Technologies for LEVs - Part 6

Video recording and lecturing: Hannes Neupert  

Video editing and online publication: Angela Budde   

Picture: Video screenshot     

1st June 2020

 
 

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