01 Jun '11, 8am

China to phase out substandard electric bikes - Straits Times #China

BEIJING - CHINA will phase out battery-powered electric bikes that exceed national speed and weight restrictions - even as Beijing seeks to reduce pollution and ease chronic traffic jams in major cities. Electric bikes must not weigh more than 40kg or travel faster than 20kmh, four government agencies said on Tuesday. The agencies, including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, did not specify a deadline for the ban on substandard electric bikes popular in major cities where traffic congestion is a huge headache for commuters. China is estimated to have more than 120 million electric bikes on its roads, 90 per cent of which exceed the national restrictions published 12 years ago. Manufacturers that fail to meet the standard will have their operations suspended to adjust production or have their business licences revoked after an unspecified deadline, the st...

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