I didn't post this as a scare tactic. The insurance efforts in Europe are/were real so common sense would say they would love compulsory insurance on ebikes here. I know you don't believe 3-class legislation is a potential foothold for the insurance industry but I do not share that opinion. We can simply disagree but my providing the information is not a scare tactic....it's the truth and I think accurately reported by Bike Europe the bike industries largest publication.Years of this and people providing proof to you, you haven't moderated in any way. You don't have discussions or debates, you read online and come to your own conclusions and you stick to your own thoughts no matter the proof provided.
You want more adoption of ebikes, yet you scare new ebikers like you did earlier in the thread. You aren't even involved on the local level to effect change for more access. Scare tactics don't motivate or inspire. It's starting from a negative viewpoint and when it's easily disproved you lose credibility.
Many of us are involved and have talked in person to legal experts. There's a massive difference between reading something online and discerning what is meant by a law and actually speaking to lawmakers to understand what a law means. You think you know what the letter and spirit of the law is, I know because I have talked to the lawmakers from both sides, pro and con.
I'm going to leave you to it on this thread to spin it the way you choose. I only posted here when I saw a new ebiker concerned with what you posted.
I would urge anyone with a stake in ebikes to get involved locally. That's where you can make the most difference. You can devote as much time to it as you want. An hour or two a few times a year is all that's needed to get your opinions heard by the powers that be. Two and a half years ago paths and trails banned ebikes statewide where I live. Now they are open as a result of local effort and engaging with lawmakers. We have more access today than most states in the country.
Ken, I hope you have a peaceful day.
You might think locally but the insurance industry just sees another potential cash cow nationally.
The information on the product definitions is from the NHTSA website....not something from an online source. I have learned not to trust much online information (confirmation bias is so easy to find online).