Traffic & transportation

Legalization of PLEVs / EKFs in public road traffic

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Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur / EU Parlament
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The "Small Electric Vehicle Regulation" came into force in Germany on June 15, 2019. This regulation primarily regulates the use of electric scooters on public roads in the Federal Republic of Germany.

There are no uniform regulations across Europe for small electric vehicles (EKF) / public light electric vehicles (PLEV). With the EKFV, Germany is going its own way without coordination with other European countries. The regulation of EKF / PLEV is therefore inconsistent in Europe. Some countries equate the new vehicles with bicycles, others do not allow them or national solo efforts are pushed forward.

At the same time, there is the fact that electric scooters (e-scooters) are just one of many different vehicle concepts for EKF / PLEV. In addition to e-scooters, there are also handlebarless and self-balancing vehicles. These vehicles are currently largely ignored and their drivers are usually criminals because they move a vehicle without insurance protection and street legal.

With this petition, this fact should receive more attention and a uniform regulation for all EKF / PLEV should be found.

Reason

Everyone is talking about electromobility and intermodal transport. However, electric mobility mainly extends towards the car. For the future, the car will no longer be the focus of traffic. The focus is increasingly on intermodality. The mix of different forms of transportation is becoming increasingly important and this is where EKF / PLEV show their strength.

Small electric vehicles are a perfect link in intermodal transport. These vehicles are small and handy, with a relatively long range, low weight and space requirements.

Thank you for your support, Michael Herzog from Erlensee
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  • 11 h. ago

    I believe that PLEVs play an important role in the decarbonization of European countries and in alleviating the chronic urban traffic problems. Public transport alone cannot address all needs, some of those needs can be addressed by PLEVs and they should be legalized under a very simple legislation framework, treating them as bikes, for instance. It's important that legislators try and understand these vehicles very well before enforcing unreasonable limits and costs on them.

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