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Dutch petition calls for the legalisation of personal light electric vehicles

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PLEV users and advocates in the Netherlands may want to review and sign a growing petition

Source: Legaal Rijden

A petition to the House of Representatives, started by Hector Nieman of Legaal Rijden, calls for the Netherlands to adopt legislation and regulations for PLEVs comparable to Belgium, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and (soon) Germany. Legaal Rijden is an organisation advocating for PLEV users in the Netherlands, supporting those who would like to cooperate, think along and participate in making their PLEVs legal. In the current situation, many people are riding uninsured and risking a fine. Legaal Rijden represents users, and holds discussions with political parties, insurers and news organizations about the pain points and possible solutions regarding the legalisation of LEVs.

The petition states that:

“Self-balancing unicycles, longboards, skateboards and scooters powered by electric motor(s) are not only environmentally friendly but ideal for personal mobility and to relieve the growth of mobility in large cities.”

It presents a number of observations, and a request:

“We: Owners of PLEVs want laws and regulations that match the technology of our vehicles.

observe

  • That there are many micro-mobility solutions for personal use that can relieve the growth of mobility in large cities.
  • PLEVs offer new forms of personal transport.
  • They are handy for commuters but also for recreation.
  • They represent safe forms of CO2-neutral transport with the latest technology, such as batteries that you also encounter in a Tesla, and are not comparable with self-igniting children’s toys from China.
  • The Netherlands lags far behind Europe in terms of personal mobility. In Belgium, even Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo uses a ‘Boosted Board’.
  • PLEV users in the Netherlands would like to cooperate and think along to make their vehicles legal. Now many are driving around uninsured and risk a fine.

and request

  • Legislation and regulations comparable to Belgium, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and (soon) Germany.”

As of Nov 4, the petition to legalize personal light electric vehicles stood at 20,862 signatures, and those interested to sign have until December 22 2021 to do so.

Sign the petition here.

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