A rad new class of electric bikes.

L1e-A in many countries means that the bike needs to be registered and insured (please check your local laws and regulations for your specific situation). This gives you the peace of mind that your bike is registered and therefore can be traced in the unlikely case your bike is lost or stolen. European authorities have carefully studied the requirements necessary for you to safely and securely ride your ebike. Only those bikes that fully comply with the L1e-A regulation are offered a European type approval. The 750W RadRhino and RadWagon have been given this approval so you can be confident that your ebike from Rad Power Bikes is of the highest quality.

Find your country below to learn more about the registration requirements.

Registering an L1e-A electric bike

The 750W RadRhino and RadWagon have European Whole Vehicle Type Approval and therefore can be used in all European countries. The L1e-A vehicle category is brand new and, as a result, the rules, laws, and regulations applicable to this category vary greatly per country. Rad Power Bikes is actively going through local procedures to have our ebikes registered and/or insured. Currently, we have successfully registered and/or insured bikes in Belgium*, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden*, and the UK. If you live in a country that we have not currently registered and/or insured our ebikes we will happily work with you to get your ebike registered and/or insured, if required. As procedures can sometimes be quite complicated or costly it is best if you check the local requirements before purchasing. For more information, please contact us at eu-info@radpowerbikes.com.

*While there are some requirements for ebike owners, registering the bike may not be necessary.
Belgium
L1e-A ebikes do not need to be registered in Belgium. Currently, the only requirement is that riders must have the Certificate of Conformity (CoC) with them at all times. The CoC will be attached to the rear rack of your ebike when you receive it.
France
  • Owners must register their ebikes at the local prefecture. You can find the nearest location here: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Le-ministere/Prefectures
  • You will need the original Certificate of Confomity (CoC) that comes with the bike and a stamped and signed invoice when you go to the prefecture. Rad Power Bikes Netherlands will mail you a stamped and signed invoice.
  • At the prefecture, you will have to fill out and submit a 13750 CERFA form.
  • After registering your bike you must obtain liability insurance. Insurers will use different vehicle categories, so mention that the bike is an electric power assisted bicycle with a maximum speed of 25 km/h that falls in the L1e-A category.
  • The rider must have a valid drivers license.
Germany
  • Owners must obtain Elektro leichtmofa insurance.
  • Several insurers offer Elektro leichtmofa insurance. We have found wording between insurance companies varies slightly, so each insurance company may call this kind of insurance something different.
  • The insurer issues a new license plate every year.
  • Cost of insurance is typically between €20 - €80.
  • The rider must have a valid drivers license.
Netherlands
  • After you have received your ebike, send a picture of the included Certificate of Conformity to eu-info@radpowerbikes.com. Rad Power Bikes Netherlands will then send you a temporary vehicle registration document and a registration code by email.
  • You must take the temporary vehicle registration document and registration code to any post office where you will register the bike in your name (you must bring a form of identification).
  • Registration costs €10.
  • The RDW will mail you your vehicle license documents which usually takes one business day.
  • You must then take your vehicle license documents to a license place manufacturer to purchase a new plate. You can view a list of license plate manufacturers HERE.
  • After registering your bike you must obtain liability insurance. Insurers will use different vehicle categories, so mention that the bike is an electric power assisted bicycle with a maximum speed of 25 km/h that falls in the L1e-A category.
  • A driving license is not required.
Sweden
  • L1e-A ebikes do not need to be registered in Sweden.
  • Riders are required to wear a bicycle helmet.
  • Owners must obtain road insurance.
  • Several insurers offer road insurance.
  • Obtaining road insurance may require the Certificate of Conformity (CoC) as well as the bike's VIN/identity number. The CoC will be attached to the rear rack of your ebike when you receive it and the VIN/identity number will be included with the invoice when you purchase the bike.
United Kingdom
Recently, customers in UK have been refused registration by the DVLA. Even though until recently customers had to register and have registered our bikes with the DVLA, the DVLA now claims L1e-A bikes do not need to be registered.
Other Countries
If you live in a country that we have not currently registered and/or insured our ebikes we will happily work with you to get your ebike registered and/or insured, if required. As procedures can sometimes be quite complicated or costly it is best if you check the local requirements before purchasing. For more information, please contact us at eu-info@radpowerbikes.com.