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.