Re: E-scooters from Saturday
But that is the problem, they don’t want to be treated as electric bikes, they are trying for the deal that electric bike owners wanted but didn’t get. The main problem with any bike is it’s size but you need that size to have all the bits that the law demands. Scooters have little braking ability, no pedals so there is little assist (and throttles are illegal on ebikes in Europe, but not in England), no bell or lights. Ebikes weigh about 25 kilos and all that weight is needed for safety. This despite that top bike riders exert far more power that an ordinary rider plus the 250 extra horse power from an ebike motor (hope my number is correct, memory problems).toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I no longer carry my 2 ebikes on my motorhome because I found that I was permanently overloaded.
And to answer Peter’s question, they are making a meal out of it because if they get what they are after then some people are going to make a lot of money out of it (until people start getting killed and their relatives start suing the government for legalising them).
On 1 Jul 2020, at 10:10, Peter S <peter@...> wrote: