“Old Stock” 2015 Electric Bikes.
As the law changes on “Twist and Go” throttles on 1st Jan 2016, the status of electric bikes already in shops has become clear. The “Goal Posts” have moved slightly in our favour!
Retailers can continue to sell electric bikes made to the 2015 throttle legislation which are in stock in the UK before 1st Jan 2016 and it will remain legal to use them. This information became clear at a meeting between the Bicycle Association and officials of the Department of Transport during December 2015. This means that wholesalers and retailers can sell their remaining stock.
The Legislation is not retrospective so the change in law does not affect all those who already own electric bikes with “Twist & Go” throttles.
2015 Axcess Models
At Axcess-electric-bikes we have a number of our own brand 2015 Hunter, Exmoor, Shetland and Mustang models in stock across the colours. For the want of clarity and for the customers peace of mind we will supply a letter with each bike sold with a “Twist & Go” throttle after 01/01/2016 confirming that that particular bike with that specific frame number was in stock before 01/01/2016.
There is no question about bikes sold on earlier dates as we have recorded frame numbers for all the bikes we have sold on our computer and on your invoices.
Batribike Diamond and Granite are still available with “Twist & Go” Throttles. We have some stocks. We await confirmation of Lifecycle Mountain/City Sport and Alpine Sportwhich are currently out of stock.
Wisper bikes are 2016 compliant.
Raleigh, Haibike and BH have no throttles.