New Year New Outlook for the Enable project

Happy new year

The new year 2016 is here, I have had a poor end to 2015 being in hospital for nearly 2 weeks with pneumonia and other complications.

However I always find the new year break a good time to lay down plans for the future 12 months.

2015 was a very busy year at Artisans Collective CIC I can not see 2016 being any different, but I need to also focus on other things to enable further personal health and wellbeing.

Therefore the first couple of weeks of 2016 are going to be taken up with recuperation and planning for the future. One of the things I am extremely keen to pursue is the “Enable” project side of things, the design and build of the trike in 2015 and the volume of interest that created was amazing.

I believe that there is a marketplace for simple bespoke personal transport solutions locally, and will be concentrating on developing the project along these lines.

The new Enable logo

Changes in EAPC regulations from 1/1/2016

The new Regulations do not prohibit vehicles from being classed as EAPCs if they have “Twist and Go” capability – i.e. vehicles fitted with a motor which can provide power assistance at any time without the rider pedalling.

However this type of product is now within the scope of EU Regulation 168/2013 and so will need to be type or individually approved for use on roads.

Bikes made before 1/1/2016 are not subjected to ‘EU Regulation 168/2013’, the use of the throttle on them is allowed.