Because E-Bikes / Pedelecs with CE-labels and a pedal assist of up to 25 km/h fall under machine directives, parts cannot be simply replaced, which led to insecurity being prevalent as the retail market began. Therefore, at the end of 2015 the Verbände Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV) and the Verbund Service und Fahrrad (VSF) orginizations, in collaboration with the Zedler-Institut and the Bundesinnungsverband Fahrrad (BIV), published a set of guidelines for parts replacement on E-bike / Pedelecs 25 that was gratefully accepted by the retail market.
What bicycle dealers and workshops are allowed to change on these vehicles and what parts they need approval to change from the bicycle manufacturer or system provider respectively, is since then, through the guidelines, clearly stated and should be seen as a retail market recommendation.
Such guidelines for parts replacement on fast E-Bikes / Pedelecs with a pedal assist of up to 45 km/h, which are different from the above mentioned vehicles in that they are classified as motor vehicles under the EU-directive 2002/24/E6 or EU-decree no. 168/2013, is also available. Those responsible for the formulation of these guidelines are part of the following organizations and firms: Bundesinnungsverband für das Deutsche Zweiradmechaniker-Handwerk (BIV), TÜV Rheinland, velotech.de, Verbund Service und Fahrrad (VSF), Zedler-Institut as well as the Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV).