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Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL14648, tabled on 19 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether electronically assisted pedal cycles categorised as EU type approved L1e-A are required to be registered with the DVLA for use in the UK.

Answered on

28 March 2019

There is no requirement to register electronically assisted pedal cycles used in Great Britain.

However, these vehicles are currently classed as motor vehicles in Northern Ireland and must be registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency when used there. The use of electrically assisted pedal cycles on public roads in Northern Ireland is a transferred matter. Until the Northern Ireland Assembly re-convenes there are no plans to align the legislation.