There is no specialised ordonance for bicycles, so rules for general product safety apply.

There are requirements for use on public roads, laid down in the

Straßenverkehrs-Zulassungs-Ordnung (StVZO)

A bike must comprise two spearate brakes, a bell as well as lighting equipment and several reflectors. The lighting equipment needs a type approval by Kraftfahrtbundesamts.

A Pedelec may comprise an electric motor of up to 250W power and may supprot up to a speed of 25 km/h.

Faster S-Pedelecs or electric small motorcycles need a type approval by the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt.

Further Information

Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA)

Competent Federal Organisations

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)
Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA)

Competent Authorities

prodcut safety: ICSMS authority search


All information is not necessarily complete and not legally binding.