In eight out of ten electric bicycles tested by the ANWB, the brakes were too weak.
Partly due to a too long braking distance, the ANWB ultimately recommends only four out of ten cheap e-bikes tested.
The rear brakes were particularly weak. For example, the electric bicycles from Pro E-bike and Vogue came to a standstill on a dry road at a distance of 15.5 and 20.5 meters, respectively. This is above the maximum of 11 meters, which is permitted under European regulations at an initial speed of 25 kilometres per hour.
The cheapest bike (from B’Twin) and Vermont passed the brake test easily, according to the ANWB.