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Parliamentary questions
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30 May 2018
Question for written answer E-002911-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Deirdre Clune (PPE)

 Subject:  E-bikes and the Motor Insurance Directive
 Answer in writing 

In the Commission’s review of the Motor Insurance Directive, its evaluation apparently demonstrated that new types of motor vehicles, such as electric bikes (e-bikes), segways and electric scooters already fall within the scope of the directive, as interpreted by the Court of Justice.

E-bikes are an important means of incentivising people to switch to a cleaner mode of transport, which is more efficient and healthier, reduces congestion and pollution and increases road safety — all stated aims of the Commission.

Does this mean that e-bike users without third party liability insurance would be riding illegally?

Is the Commission concerned that such an interpretation could hinder the uptake of e-bikes as a means of transport?

Does the Commission believe that it is possible to alter the proposed scope in order o take better account of the specific characteristics of e-bikes, for example?

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