News on the legalization of small eMobiles (PLEVs)
In terms of legislation, the next step towards street legalization is on the way. The Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) met on 25.06.2018 to develop proposals for the classification of electric micro-vehicles and to define conditions. These should partly be based on our role models for example Spain or Norway.
In Barcelona there is a badge for electric boards, in Norway there are the same rights as for cyclists (up to 20 km/h).
There will be a road permit for PLEVs, which will also be done by a badge and issued by a special testing organization. The following criteria for successful issuance must be met:
- at least 12 km/h and a maximum of 20 km/h speed
- two independent brakes
- wear a helmet
- driving license class M
- driving on bike paths, if not available on the road
The final criteria, which the respective “electric vehicles” have to fulfill in detail, are still to be seen.