Bad form to reply to my own post, I know, but..
The government’s website re: ebikes states:
The requirements are:
the bike must have pedals that can be used to propel it
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
(My bold emphasis)
So, to reiterate my previous question, would the new bikes be supplied with a plate that states the above? (Other resellers/manufacturers supply their bikes with these plates attached as standard, from what I can see).
Don’t get me wrong, I am not in any way trying to stir up a hornet’s nest or anything, but as I understand it, if the ebike did not display a plate such as this, then it wouldn’t be fully compliant with the above and therefore, wouldn’t be “road legal”, from day one?
Of course, I am happy to be proven wrong, but as I say, that’s how I interpret the legislation.