Bike with push trailer

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geekygrilli
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Bike with push trailer

Postby geekygrilli » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:35 pm

Hi guys

Does anyone in the know, erm, know if the bike and trailer in the link below is within the law, or does it fall into a grey area?

It looks like a good idea for longer journeys, bit heavy to drag around behind you when the cells go flat!


http://www.evalbum.com/3226

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Re: Bike with push trailer

Postby Jeremy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:41 pm

Provided that the power assistance stops by 15mph and the power output doesn't exceed the 250W UK limit, then it should be legal.

It's well worth noting that the legal power limit is the motor mechanical output power, not the electrical input power. This gives a fair bit of leeway when it comes to interpretation!

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Re: Bike with push trailer

Postby geekygrilli » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:23 am

Thanks Jeremy

I was thinking of building one, and it would be pretty punchy - maybe using the controller, motor and wheels from an EVT scooter I have inherited. Its 2kW with a top speed of 30mph, but the scooter itself weighs a ton (well, not quite, but its blimin' heavy).

On similar lines, my brother thinks I should stick a diesel generator on a trailer and charge the batteries in my Cinquecento as I go along for longer runs. He seems to think it won't change the tax/insurance requirements. Bit of a grey area, I think.

This:- http://www.evalbum.com/753 looks positively scary - even Toyota would have vetoed this!!
The fuel tank looks to be held on with bungee straps.
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Fiat Cinquecento EV

http://www.evalbum.com/1099

Little Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica

http://www.evalbum.com/3030

EVT 4000e Electic 'Vespa'


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