"under the Influence of alcohol jumped a 29-year-old man on his ebike to take home with a flatbed beer. But instead he was stopped by the law's long arm, type SVT Halland."
"A oktoberkväll the police view on an ebike traveling at a high speed. On the bike sat for a under the 29-year-old man who had a flatbed beer on the footstool. He was asked to get off the bike and the police drove the vehicle. "
"the Speedometer was broken but according to the police estimate came the bike up at a speed of 30 kilometres an hour, writes SVT Halland. "
"Man is condemned now, at Varberg district court to 60 fines for drunken driving and crimes against vägtrafikregisterlagen. The justification is that his vehicle is not a bicycle, but a moped, class 1."
"According to preliminary investigation, the engine has a rated power of 1 500 watts. The threshold for what is classed for an ebike to go at 250 watts. "
"the 29-year-old himself says that he did not feel too drunk to be able to ride a bike and he has not registered his vehicle when he thought it was a bike. "
"Want to have alcohol levels for e-bikes"
"As it is in the day break it is not against any laws if you sit in the saddle under the influence of alcohol – provided that you don't cause an accident. The same rules apply for electric bicycles with a power not exceeding 250 watts. But if the Swedish people get to decide you want to also have an alcohol concentration also for electric bicycles, according to a survey from last summer. "