I am bit sceptical against licences because when i was young during the eighties no licence was required to ride a moped. And we did fine.
Now to require licence to ride an E-bike sounds a bit....you know. Maybe i am just getting old.
E-Bikes should be cheap, affordable to most people. That"s one of their key strengths.
With all these laws there is a danger that E-bikes become a kind of elitist toy. If they start to require that all bikes are factory-made it basically means that a decent bike will cost 5000 euros. Like now.
That"s way too much against mopeds, even against motorcycles. E-bike should not be more expensive than a moped. You can buy decent gas-scooters now with a grand.
This new law sounds good though. It has caused quite an uproar here. A game changer, at least mentally, attitude-wise. Mamils are confused, i bet they do not feel happy about this.
They are so competition-minded that they think if it is faster or stronger than them, it is bad.
It is a good change, but i am bit cautious if it brings some new strong requirements with it.
Age limit would be good, i agree. PAS is acceptable to the certain point, as an option at least. 25 km/h-limit is a joke. It just creates bad blood between E-bikers and other cyclists.
This "you are breaking the law if you can overtake me!"-situation right now is just no good. It"s mad.
Those old grannies can buy a slower bike, they will be available still i think. Now they drive cars.
So i will basically be legal next year! (at least bit more legal)
The glamour is gone!