The following media release from the Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport is great news for riders of electric bicycles (full media release).

“Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Catherine King, announced changes to the national vehicle safety standards that allow for greater consumer choice—while at the same time maintaining safety….Ms King said that changes to the standard mean the allowable power output has now increased from 200 to 250 watts giving a higher level or performance, while maintaining safety by restricting powered speed to 25 km/h. Riders are required to pedal to access the power or to reach greater speeds than 25 km/h.”

This is a welcome change which brings us into line with International standards and allows Australian bike riders to enjoy a much wider selection of electric bicycles.

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