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Australian Government Clarifies Ebike Import Laws

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 2:26 pm
by AUbicycles
The Hon Catherine King MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, has announced an amendment to the definition of a power-assisted pedal cycle. Power-assisted bicycles with electric motors up to 250watts and a maximum speed of 25km/h that are compliant with European Standard (EN 15194) can now be imported into Australia.

Bicycle Industries Australia which represents many of the Australian importers welcomed this announcement that will provide consumers with a new generation of well priced and high quality power-assisted bicycles. The changes are expected to provide the opportunity for a people who have previously been unable or unwilling to ride a bicycle to get on and enjoy the benefits…

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So... isn't that what eveyone wanted? Looks likes the states have to follow suit.