Importing E-bikes from China: A Complete Guide

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An e-bike is a rather complex system of mechanical and electrical components. While that can be said about many products, getting your product specifications right is critical when importing e-bikes from China.

Buyers in the US, Europe, and Australia need to be even more cautious. E-bikes, and their components, are regulated – and the consequences of non-compliance are serious. Let’s begin by taking a look at the technical aspects.

Components and product specifications

First of all, the price of the electric bike is entirely based on the component composition (i.e. certain battery models and brands are more expensive than others, etc). Therefore, you cannot compare the prices between e-bikes, but rather compare sets of components against each other.

What’s more, Chinese suppliers, including those in the e-bike industry, tend to lack strict internal quality guidelines. In practice, this means that many suppliers basically use any components they have in stock – unless you explicitly “tell them” to use specific components. Let’s look into the most important specifications when buying electric bikes from China:


Gears are not “made in house” by e-bike suppliers. Like many other components, these are purchased from other suppliers. Manufacturing gears is not that simple, and replacing them is expensive. That’s the reason why most importers prefer to use brand name gears, from reliable manufacturers, such as Shimano.

That doesn’t mean you need to call up Shimano and arrange for them to supply your manufacturer in China.

They are already present in the country, and all respectable e-bike suppliers are already buying gears from established brands.


Selecting the right motor is not only about quality, but also regulations in your home country. Due to speed limitations, motor wattage is restricted in most markets. Below follows an overview:

  • European Union: 180W – 250W
  • Australia: 200W
  • United States: 350-750W

Most E-bike suppliers purchase motors from domestic manufacturers in China. That is not necessarily anything bad, but the supplier should at least be able to present documents showing compliance with directives such as CE and RoHS.

These are EU standards (thus not legally required in the US, Canada, or Australia), but acts as a sign of good quality.


The battery, usually a Li-Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate), differs in terms of weight, lifespan, and capacity. Most batteries use battery cells from well-known brands, such as Panasonic, Samsung, and Sanyo. The supplier shall also be able to prove that the battery is compliant with relevant product regulations.


The key concern when selecting a charger is compliance with applicable electrical safety standards, in the destination market.

As in the case of batteries, a supplier shall be able to show compliance documentation, such as test reports and certificate of compliance, that is valid for the specific charger model you’re buying. There are plenty of poorly constructed and unsafe chargers in China. Low-quality chargers are potential electrical and fire hazards.



Most importers select a frame based on design, material (usually an aluminum alloy), and weight. The frame is often what sets suppliers apart in China. While all e-bike manufacturers purchase most mechanical and electrical components from subcontractors (e.g. gears from Shimano), many make the frame in-house.

It’s also possible to custom design frame. But, product customization requires investment in additional tooling such as molds. Don’t expect your supplier to finance this.

Other components and specifications

A bike frame with gears and a battery doesn’t add up to an entire e-bike though. Below follows a list of product specifications that you shall include on your sales agreement when buying electric bikes:

  • Fork (Material, Suspension type)
  • Handlebar (Material)
  • Stem (Material)
  • Rim (Material, Type)
  • Wheel size (Dimensions)
  • Tire (Material, Dimensions)
  • Controller (Brushless: Yes / No)
  • Brake (Type, Brand)
  • Foldable (Yes / No)
  • Frame Color
  • Logo (Type of print, colors, position, and dimensions)
  • Net Weight
  • Max Speed (e.g. 25 km/h for EU bikes and 32 km/h for US / Canada)
  • Loading Capacity (usually 90 – 120 kgs)

electric bike motor

E-bike product safety standards and regulations

E-bikes, manufactured in or imported to, the United States, Europe, or Australia (and a number of other markets) are subject to product safety regulations. Some directives specifically regulate electric bikes (assembled product), such as European product safety standard EN 15194, while other regulations, such as RoHS and the Low Voltage Directive, apply to batteries and other components.

Far from all e-bike suppliers in China are able to make e-bikes that comply with EU and US regulations. In fact, I expect that no more than 20% of the e-bike manufacturers can show previous compliance with European, American, and Australian safety standards.

Only suppliers that are actively exporting e-bikes to these markets have an incentive to make compliant products. Most are selling their products domestically.

How do I know if an e-bike manufacturer can comply?

You should ask your supplier to provide test reports, valid in your country or market. You cannot apply ‘old’ test reports to your newly made batch of e-bikes, but you can assess if the supplier is capable of making compliant goods.

In addition, you should only select batteries and AC adapters from Samsung, or other known brands.

Established brands ensure that their products are safe and compliant. Hence, you will not need to get them tested or certified.

Labeling requirements

You must make sure that your e-bikes are correctly labeled. For example, this may include a CE Mark, WEEE Mark, or Country of Origin label (i.e., Made in China).

The requirements differ between countries, and it’s up to you to provide the label files to your supplier.

Documentation requirements

In addition to making sure that the product is technically compliant, and correctly labeled, you must gather a set of documents.

Most of these documents are ‘self-issued’, by the importer.

A few examples follow below:

  • Declaration of Conformity
  • Bill of Materials
  • List of applicable standards
  • Manual
  • AC Adapter datasheet
  • Battery datasheet
  • Risk assessment
  • Lab test reports

Lab testing

Third-party lab testing is the only way to be sure that your e-bikes actually comply with the regulations in your country. As I said, you can avoid lab testing in part, if you select brand name batteries and AC adapters.

But, the frame must also be compliant, and for this, you should submit your product for a compliance assessment. There are, however, plenty of qualified testing companies present in China.

Quality Assurance

There’s another reason that client selected a bad supplier. They claimed that their frame weighed about 20% less than their competition. First of all, low-end suppliers don’t have access to cutting-edge composite materials. Secondly, never make a supplier selection based on a statement from a random sales agent, that you have never met.

Honestly, don’t take them by their word even if you meet them.

The only way to ensure that you get the right quality and components is by applying a strict Quality Assurance process. When importing e-bikes, the main target is to:

a. Identify components

b. Ensure that the manufacturer uses these components when assembling the e-bike

Battery shipping restrictions

There are restrictions in place for shipping batteries of various kinds. You need to make sure that your supplier is able to provide a document specifying the brand, model, and type of battery that comes with your electric bikes. Failing to supply such a document may result in your cargo being refused exit in the Port of Loading, in China, or refused entry in the Port of Destination.

List of E-bike manufacturers in China

A few years ago, we were sourcing electric bike suppliers in China for a European client. We presented a number of well-established suppliers, also compliant with western product safety regulations, for the client to choose from. But.. the client managed to find a cheaper supplier, one that offered “the same product for a price 10% lower”.

Later on, it turned out that the “cheap supplier” didn’t live up to the buyer’s expectation. It turned out to be a highly disorganized and dusty workshop that basically put together whatever scrap they could find. The buyer lost a lot of money, and the “cheap deal” turned out to be not much more than a mirage.

Keep reading and I’ll explain why there’s such a vast quality difference between suppliers.

E-bike manufacturers are not making every single component in-house. At most, they manufacture the frame and a few metallic parts, while other mechanical and electrical components are purchased from subcontractors.

Assembling e-bikes is not rocket science. But managing a supply chain of high-quality components, in China, is not far from it. The components make the e-bike, and that’s why you shall only work with medium to large scale manufacturers, that are capable of managing such a supply chain, rather than disorganized workshops.

So, where you find these suppliers? Like many other vehicles and parts manufacturers, E-bike suppliers are mainly located in Zhejiang province. In case you plan to go there, you’ll likely end up in any of the following cities:

  • Jinhua
  • Hangzhou
  • Changzhou
  • Yongkang
  • Ningbo
  • Huzhou

The easiest way to get there is by first flying to Shanghai and then jump on the high-speed train to any of the mentioned cities.

Listed Companies

  • Ningbo Lvkang Vehicle
  • Jiangsu Lvneng Electrical Bicycle Technology
  • Changzhou Sobowo Vehicle
  • Zhejiang Trewers Electric Bicycle Manufacturing
  • Ningbo Bestar
  • Zhejiang Hangpai Electric Vehicle Industry
  • Jinhua JOBO Technology
  • Changzhou Daimyo Vehicle
  • Jinhua Beite Electric Bike Factory
  • Tianjin Fuji-ta Bicycle


We are not affiliated with any of the companies listed in this guide. We have selected these companies based on their claimed product scope, history, certification, and capabilities.

Ningbo Lvkang Vehicle

Ningbo Lvkang Vehicle is an OEM, and ODM designer, and manufacturer of mid and high-range electric bicycles, electric bicycle parts, and electric scooters. The company was founded in 2010 in Yuyao, which is a city close to Shanghai.

Ningbo Lvkang Vehicle has developed various types of electric bikes that are suitable to be used in urban areas, mountainous areas, forests, beaches, and snow. This is realized by the extra fat tires of the bikes which give a tighter grip and provide higher stability under the complex road conditions. In addition, there are also models that are specially designed for ladies in dress outfits.

Ningbo Lvkang Vehicle integrates R&D teams, sales department, manufacture, and testing laboratory to the in-house factory. Currently, the factory covers over 10,000 square meters with an output capacity of 30,000 pieces per year.

Main Products

  • Electric mountain bikes
  • Electric city bikes
  • Electric foldable bikes
  • Electric scooters


  • Certification: ISO 9001
  • Compliance: RoHS, EN 15194
  • MOQ: Not mentioned
  • Samples offered: Yes

Location: No.19 Shaozhu Road, Chengdong Development Zone, Yuyao, Zhejiang

Jiangsu Lvneng Electrical Bicycle Technology

Jiangsu Lvneng Electrical Bicycle Technology was founded in 1999 in Changzhou, Jiangsu. The company specializes in the OEM and ODM production of electric bikes and electric motorcycles.

According to the profile information provided by Jiangsu Lvneng, the company adopts engines developed by BOSCH, and it’s ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. Their annual production capacity is close to one million units.

Currently, Jiangsu Lvneng owns two factories in Changzhou and Tianjin, in total occupies an area of more than 220,000 square meters, with more than 700 staff working in the factories, among whom include 50 engineers with expertise in product development and quality control.

Main Products

  • Foldable electric bikes
  • Electric mountain bikes
  • Electric motorcycles


  • Certification: ISO 9001, ISO 14001
  • Compliance: EN 15194
  • MOQ: Not mentioned
  • Samples offered: Yes

Location: Heng Shan Qiao Industrial Zone, Changzhou, Jiangsu

Changzhou Sobowo Vehicle

Changzhou Sobowo Vehicle was established in 2014. The company integrates the business of green energy electric vehicles manufacturing and trading in its factory located in Changshu, Jiangsu province.

Changzhou Sobowo Vehicle offers electric bicycles, electric trikes, and their spare parts and components. All elements of the bikes are customizable, such as the forks, throttles, motors, displays, and batteries.

Changzhou Sobowo Vehicle mainly exports its products to North America, in addition to the other 50 countries so far. According to the information on its website, there are more than 50 workers working in the factory of the company, which covers an area of 7,040 square meters. Currently, their annual output is more than 50,000 units.

Main Products

  • Foldable electric bikes
  • Long-tail electric cargo bikes
  • Fat tire electric cruiser bike for adults
  • Electric tricycles
  • Electric motorcycles


  • Certification: ISO 9001
  • Compliance: Not mentioned
  • MOQ: Not mentioned
  • Samples offered: Yes

Location: No.6 Chenyang Road Wujin District, Changzhou, Jiangsu

Zhejiang Trewers Electric Bicycle Manufacturing

Zhejiang Trewers Electric Bicycle Manufacturing was established in 2004 and offers product design, development, production, sales, and supporting service to private E-bike and scooter labels.

Zhejiang Trewers Electric Bicycle Manufacturing specializes in producing tricycles with fat tires and rear racks, which are suitable for the cargo transit and takeaway delivery industry. Other product lines offered by the company include electric bikes with 20’’, 23’’, 25’’ fat tires and electric motorcycles and scooters, which are used in mountainous and urban areas.

Currently, Zhejiang Trewers Electric Bicycle Manufacturing’s factory covers an area of more than 42,000 square meters, employing more than 200 staff in total, yielding to a production capacity of 600,000 units per year.

Main Products

  • Electric bike/pedelec
  • Electric motorcycle
  • Electric scooters
  • Electric tricycle/trikes
  • Electric motorcycles


  • Certification: ISO 9001
  • Compliance: Not mentioned
  • MOQ: Not mentioned
  • Samples offered: Yes

Location: Nanxun Economic Development Zone, Huzhou, Zhejiang

Ningbo Bestar

Ningbo Bestar is a professional manufacturer of electric bicycles and electric scooters. The company has been in the industry for more than two decades, mainly engaged in the research, production, assembly, and marketing activities for mountain e-bikes, urban e-bikes, and other e-bikes.

In addition, Ningbo Bestar also offers comprehensive kit sets with different compartments and elements of the e-bikes and scooters, including bottom bracket motor, lithium batteries, brake levers, cranks, throttle, multi-functional LED and LCD displays.

Main Products

  • Electric urban bikes
  • Electric mountain bikes
  • Electric foldable bikes
  • Electric bike kits


  • Certification: ISO 9001
  • Compliance: EN 15194
  • MOQ: Not mentioned
  • Samples offered: Yes

Location: 6F., No.1599, Jv Xian Road, Hi-Tech Ningbo, Zhejiang

Zhejiang Hangpai Electric Vehicle Industry

Zhejiang Hangpai Electric Vehicle Industry was established in 2006, specializes in offering customized manufacturing services for the electric vehicle industry. The main products of the company include electric bicycles, electric scooters, and electric motorcycles.

Other than providing OEM and ODM services for customers, the company also has its original brands named “YITU” and “Bluelecttrico”, which mainly sell to European, and North American countries.

Main Products

  • 20-inch electric foldable bikes
  • Foldable electric motorcycle scooters
  • Electric mountain bikes
  • Fast food delivery scooters
  • Cargo tricycle with fat tire and basket
  • Mid-drive electric bikes


  • Certification: Not mentioned
  • Compliance: RoHS, EN 15194
  • MOQ: Not mentioned
  • Samples offered: Yes

Location: No.103 Hengtang Rd, Yuyue Town, Deqing, Huzhou, Zhejiang

Jinhua JOBO Technology

Jinhua JOBO Technology was established in 1999, focuses on the research, development, and manufacture of a variety of electric bicycles and scooters.

The products produced by Jinhua JOBO Technology include electric foldable bikes, electric mountain bikes, electric city bikes, electric fat-tire bikes, drift trikes, and more. In addition, the company also sells batteries for bikes and scooters, such as down tube batteries, rear rack batteries, and vertical batteries. Other accessories include rear motors, mid-motor, front motors, and e-bike conversion kits.

Currently, the factory buildings of Jinhua JOBO Technology comprise 12 workshops, occupying an area of more than 100,000 square meters, yielding to an annual production capacity of more than a hundred thousands of bikes.

Main Products

  • 20″ electric bikes
  • 24″ electric bikes
  • 26″ electric bikes
  • 700c electric bikes
  • 27.5″ electric bikes
  • 29″ electric bikes
  • Alloy frame electric bikes
  • Steel frame electric bikes
  • Electric scooters
  • Electric tricycles
  • Electric pedicabs


  • Certification: Not mentioned
  • Compliance: EN 55014, EN 61000
  • MOQ: Not mentioned
  • Samples offered: Yes

Location: No.399, Shicheng Street, Jinhua, Zhejiang

Changzhou Daimyo Vehicle

Changzhou Daimyo Vehicle is an electric bike manufacturer founded in 2008, primarily designs produces, and exports electrical vehicles including fat-tire electric bikes, mini foldable electric bikes, electric mountain bikes, and electric scooters.

Currently, the annual production capacity of Daimyo is more than 100,000 units.

Main Products

  • Double disc brake speedy mountain bikes
  • 11 inch 60V 1200 W foldable bikes
  • 20 inch 36V 350W 7.8Ah foldable scooters
  • Electric tricycles
  • Electric conversion kit


  • Certification: Not mentioned
  • Compliance: EN 15194, EN 12100, EN 60204, EMC Directive, Low Voltage Directive, Machinery Directive
  • MOQ: Not mentioned
  • Samples offered: Yes

Location: Room 805, Building 2, Zhixin Business Plaza, Zhonglou District, Changzhou, Zhejiang

Jinhua Beite Electric Bike Factory

Jinhua Beite Electric Bike Factory was established in 2006 as a professional manufacturer of various electric bikes, electric mountain bikes, folding electric bikes, and electric city bikes.

The company offers custom product design, production, assembly, testing, and delivery services to private labels, wholesalers, and retailers.

Jinhua Beite Electric Bike Factory’s products include conversion kits, chargers, controllers, and electric bike spare parts.

Main Products

  • Fat tire electric bikes
  • Electric mountain bikes
  • Foldable electric city bikes
  • Spare parts


  • Certification: Not mentioned
  • Compliance: EN 15194
  • MOQ: 10 pcs
  • Samples offered: Yes

Location: No.359, Baisha Road, Qiubin Street, Jinhua, Zhejiang

Tianjin Fuji-ta Bicycle

Tianjin Fuji-ta Bicycle is one of the leading bicycle manufacturers in China. The company was established in 1992 in Tianjin, mainly engaged in the R&D, manufacturing, OEM activities for all types of bicycles and electric bicycles.

Currently, Fuji-ta offers mountain bikes of 20’’, 24’’, 26’’, 27.5’’, and 29’’, all sizes are available in customized frames including steel frames, alloy frames, carbon frames, and titanium frames.

According to the information on its website, the company has 127 production lines, including 33 bicycle assembly lines, 9 electric vehicle assembly lines, 60 bicycle frame production lines, 30 hi-ten steel frame lines, 30 aluminum alloy, carbon fiber, and new material frame lines, and 25 spraying and baking lines.

Main Products

  • Fat tire electric bikes
  • Electric mountain bikes
  • Electric scooters
  • Children’s scooters


  • Certification: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, BSCI
  • Compliance: AS/NZS 1927
  • MOQ: Not mentioned
  • Samples offered: Yes

Location: Jintang Road, Junliangcheng, DongLi District, Tianjin

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  • 84 Responses to “Importing E-bikes from China: A Complete Guide

    1. Chenzi at 10:55 pm

      Hi Frederick how are you?
      Can you please help me, email me the best Design, Relaiabelity, good price, quality and Dinamic manufacturers for E bikes, Fat Tires and Foldable Bikes from 20 t0 26 inches tires, for Brazil.
      I will be using these for seling, so they need to be well speced, from 350 to 750W etc
      I am thinking to set my own busines, and if I reach the point that can be a sustenable, and profitable busines, I definitely I will weed your prefissional help.


    2. Sardy at 12:07 pm

      Hey, can you offer any guide on public or product liability insurance when importing Ebikes from China to sell in Australia, online? Can’t get insurance which leaves open a big risk

    3. BoBBy Freedom at 6:15 pm

      Hello! What has been changed now as for UK that is not in EU anymore? How to import from Made in China app? I see there mentioning DOT,COC,EPA,ISO9001,CE,CQC,EEC licences,but which are important for UK as far as my concerns to UK requirements for UK freight, duty tax, ADD, CVD,import VAT..if it’s even worth to start to have a business related to ebykes/electric scooters (mopeds) in UK? Thank you a lot

      1. kobe at 2:18 pm

        Hi Bobby ,
        for the UK You only need CE and EEC,cause we exported to uk with electric moped .

    4. Anil More at 1:53 am

      I have to import e bike from china. But I understand some approval requires in India which is too costly.
      Hence is there any way to import e bikes to India & sell. Anybody please guide on this.

    5. Paul Matias at 4:53 am

      Hi there, thanks for all the useful info!
      I am wanting to establish a business here in Australia, importing ebikes and electric motorcycles from China to Australia.
      If I am importing electric dirt bikes/ motorcycles to Australia which have more than the 250w ebike power limit, then they class as a motor vehicle I think. What do I need in place to import such bikes?
      Thanks in advance!

    6. Eugene Chao at 10:59 am

      Hello, my company is based on Taiwan and we’ve MFG in China. We’re looking for AU importers and would like to work for long term. Do you have that information?

      1. Terry at 11:30 am

        Hi Eugene, which company yours this and how to contact?

      2. Tristan at 6:56 am

        Hi Eugene, I am interested in importing ebikes into Australia. Please let me know how to contact you?

        1. Nicole Crawford at 6:04 pm

          Hi Tristan, how did you go with importing ebikes into Australia? I’m wanting to know how to do the same thing..

          1. M Alias Lani at 12:24 pm

            Hi, anybody know company in China that only provide spart parts and component of Ebike ? i wanted to make my own. I am Alias from Malaysia anyway.

            1. Alex at 6:23 pm

              Hi, there.
              Do you mean you want to build ebike in Australia by yourself? If you want, you can contact me for more details.

    7. Bobby C at 10:58 am

      thanks for the article. do you know which certifications are needed to import into the USA?

      1. kobe at 2:22 pm

        hi Bobby,
        you only need DOT depends what kind of ebike you wanna import.

    8. Howard Huxter at 2:19 pm

      I understand that shipping lithium ion batteries, even by sea, is impossible, at least that’s my experience.
      How, for example is is possible to send such bikes from Japan to China, Macau or Hong Kong?

    9. Yang Liu at 6:16 pm

      This is Daniel from mini-GOGO, a specialized manufacturer of electric scooters with our brand mini-GOGO located in Hangzhou China for over seven years. Our products are exported to over 20 countries like Germany, France, Switzerland, Slovakia, Finland, Bulgaria, Israel, Australia, Korea, Singapore, etc. All products are CE, FCC and ROHS certified with superior quality at competitive prices.

      1. Tom Wolfe at 6:47 pm


        My names tom, I’m looking at importing some bikes and scooters to Australia are you able to send me some information ?

    10. Sergio at 6:07 pm

      Dear Fredrik,
      Now I stay in China (Zhejiang province) and enjoy my E-scooter (produced by Niu), and I am wondering if there any real way to transfer it to European Union (to Finland; my wife lives there and can receive it)? I will be grateful for any suggestions.

    11. Ieva Spinga at 7:39 pm


      I was wondering, is it somehow possible to import 750 motor e-bike into Australia from China?

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 10:30 pm

        Hi Leva,

        Sure, it’s possible, but you need to ensure you have a compliance and quality assurance process in place before you do so.

        You can book a free consultation with us if you want to learn how we can help.

        1. Joe Sedlacek at 9:14 am

          I have a 500 watt Canadian Rad Power e-bike in Customs in Brisbane Australia. I cannot get an import permit. Can you help?

          1. Joe Sedlacek at 9:20 am

            This $AU2500 bike will be destroyed if I cannot find a solution.

          2. Fredrik Gronkvist at 5:52 pm

            Hello Joe,

            What kind of permit are they asking for? I might know someone that can help you.

            1. Tim at 5:29 pm

              what was the outcome of this? I am looking at importing a US bike rated at 500 watts nominal. but i want to make sure customs let it through as i don’t want to was $2500 AUD.

    12. Priyesh at 9:55 am


      I see you have a lot of good information for getting the e-scooters imported. How about their usage in those countries afterwards? Do you know if the end users have faced difficulties actually riding their bikes? Due to legal incompliance, inability to actually get it registered (maybe due to no classification category existing for that type of vehicle), or just that police have no idea what it is? Basically whats the experience of riding these imported e-scooter. Problems or no problems?


    13. Facundo at 3:48 pm

      Hola fredick, estoy buscando importar e bikes a Australia. Necesito de tu ayuda para que sea eficaz y correcto. Puedes ayudarme?

    14. Jik at 2:18 am

      Hi ,

      i Am looking to Import Electric Scooters India. Can any One provide a Good Company

      1. Ivan Malloci at 12:32 pm

        Hi there,

        you can have a look at our service here:

    15. swapnil at 9:07 am

      Hi t,
      I am interested in importing Chinese ebikes/electric scooters into India. I am concerned with the restrictions on battery transport and do not yet have a trusted supplier. I wonder if you could share information on these topics.

    16. Amit shah at 10:45 pm

      I am looking to import Ebikes in india

    17. P.R.Segram at 8:57 am

      I am in Malaysia and want buy Ebikes with pedals from China and sell in Malaysia. I need assistance.

    18. Edy at 10:48 am

      Hi, anyone knows an office that can help with customs in Israel? I’d like to import from China but there’s a lot of restrictions. Thanks

    19. Pola at 2:29 pm

      EU will impose anti-dumping tax on improted e-bikes from China. As motor and parts are still coming from China, how many percentage of China parts cannot exceed entire bike price to avoid dumping tax?


      1. Ivan Malloci at 1:58 am

        Hello Pola,

        I suggest to contact the customs authority in the EU country where you want to import, in order to know these details.

    20. Soroush at 12:13 am

      Hi Fredrik,

      Thank you for your comprehensive article.
      Could you please send me top 15 Chinese manufacturers of e-bike, e-motorcycle that may suitable for north America?

      I really appreciate your help.

      1. Ivan Malloci at 11:46 am

        Hello Soroush,

        note that our Sourcing Report (which includes a list of manufacturers hand-picked by our experts) is included in the paying versions of our starter package (see for more details).

        Unfortunately, we can’t afford to offer this service for free!

    21. Andre Cunha at 8:43 pm

      Hey, nice article, I’m looking for some cheap e-bikes to order to Amsterdam, like 1 or 5. Do you know if its worth it? Or is cheaper to buy in any european store?

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 11:25 am

        Hi Andre,

        Certainly cheaper to buy in the EU in that case

    22. alex at 12:50 am

      Hi Frederick
      Can you please email me the best quality manufacturers for E bikes for New Zealand.
      I will be using these for rentals/hire, so they need to be well speced etc



    23. Victor at 2:58 am

      I would like to import e-bikes into Bulgaria and Macedonia in the near future, would be great to get in contact and clear some things out.

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 12:01 pm

        Hi Victor,

        You can write your questions here in the comment section

        1. kurtis smiler at 4:44 pm

          Hi Frederick
          Can you please email me the best quality manufacturers for E bikes for New Zealand.

    24. Ian Branson at 1:23 pm

      Hi Fredrik. I want to import e-bikes into South Africa. Can your company help source reliable manufacturers?

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 11:49 am

        Hi Ian,

        Yes, we can help you with this.

        You can learn more here:

    25. Lucas Jodoin Di Maria at 8:32 pm

      I’m looking to import some e-bikes into Canada. I can’t seem to find the right regulations for the power of the bike. is there anything I should know that could not permit the bike to enter in my province Quebec.
      thanks in advance

      1. george at 9:35 am

        i am looking into importing e bikes for resale to Toronto
        please e mail me to let me know how its going

    26. C at 11:54 am

      As an electric kick scooter owner who needs to transport the scooter from the U.S. to Taiwan, is it possible to transport it as luggage if the battery is omitted? Or, would I also have to take out the motor? Many airlines say no electric – but it seems that without the battery it is without electricity…

      How can I as a consumer relocate my kick scooter (like a kid’s scooter – but larger – stand up and ride style) to Taiwan? I don’t expect to relocate the battery. I will instead have a new one sent from China… Yes, I am partial to this scooter. I already had a Chinese e-scooter and it only worked twice.

      Is there a cargo option you can recommend – and what would be the stipulations, legally, etc, fees? THANKS! I have tried and tried to research this but I keep hitting brick walls.

    27. David at 3:38 pm

      Hi Fredrik,

      Nice article, I need your some info about a scooter vehicle which I would like to import to Germany. At the moment I am located in Nanjing. I really need some info here. Would really appreacaite your followup.

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 3:59 am

        Hi David,

        I suggest you attend our free webinar about EU product safety standards:

    28. Rafa at 6:14 pm

      Hi there,

      I’d like to import e-bikes to Spain and I already contacted with some suppliers but I’m worried about batteries transport and CE specifications or test reports required in my country. Can you contact me by email?

      Thanks in advance
      Best regards

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 10:55 am

        Hi Rafa,

        I suggest you attend our free webinar about product regulations in the EU and USA:

    29. Kevin Fahy at 10:04 am

      Hi there,
      I am interested in importing Chinese ebikes/electric scooters into Ireland. I am concerned with the restrictions on battery transport and do not yet have a trusted supplier. I wonder if you could share information on these topics.

    30. Pieder gieriet at 11:55 am

      Hi all
      I want to import ebikes from China to Switzerland. Any information if there is a limit / contingency in Switzerland which limits the number of bikes allowed to be imported per company / year?

      Thanks and best regards


    31. Jack Zheng at 6:55 am


      I’m a e-scooter supplier from China,

      We shipped to Europe many times, but this time a USA customer want to buy our electric motorcycle( harley electric scooter ), I’m not sure what exact certificate should be offered when make customs clearance.

      Could you give me some advise ?

      1. ChinaImportal at 11:56 am

        Hi Jack,

        There are fewer mandatory electrical standards in the US, but they have many ‘de facto’ mandatory (but not madantory… confusing, I know) standards such those developed by UL.

    32. Ben at 12:33 am


      Can you recommend legit manufacturers for e-bikes? European e-bikes/scooter is way over priced and I’m looking to import them to Europe.

      Many thanks,


    33. Rick at 6:23 pm

      Fabulous info here! Thank you! We would like to import e-bikes to the Netherlands but we’re not sure if it will be lucrative because of the impact of the current anti dumping duty of 48.5%. Also, this duty will end in June 2018 so it will be likely that prices will erode rapidly after that date, correct?
      Please contact us to elaborate on this. Thanks.

      1. ChinaImportal at 5:34 am

        Hello Rick,

        We’ve contacted you by email!

    34. Mariana at 2:39 pm

      Very useful article!
      I am in Shanghai and I would like to export electric scooters in Romania. Can you help me with some advises from where I should start and how I can find the cheapest manufacturer in China?
      Thanks a lot!

      1. ChinaImportal at 9:38 am


        We will contact you by email

    35. David Langel at 7:28 pm


      Very interesting article. Any article about E-scooters (generally more than 500w). I’m actually in Ningbo (Zhejiang). This product has a real potential in Switzerland ( Most of the e-scooter in the market are actually overpriced)

      1. ChinaImportal at 7:05 am

        Hi David,

        We will contact you by email!

        1. Leon L at 3:11 pm

          Hi ChinaImportal,
          thanks for the article. Can you contact us about import to Switzerland also?

            1. Puneethkumar at 1:49 pm

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    36. Violeta at 7:13 am

      I would like to import electric scooter from China for my personal use. I would very much appreciate if you can advise about the law regulations.
      Thank you.

      1. vincent at 4:50 am

        I want to do the same thing – to import a personal ebike I am using at Shanghai to my home at texas, can soneone help ???!!!

      2. vincent at 4:56 am

        if I ship it without the battery, then buy the repalcement in U.S. , will this pass the custom ?
        come to think of this, I can remove electric motor and just ship the “bike shell”, any opinions ??

    37. Alaine at 9:36 am

      Does anyone you know of any reliable Chinese suppliers of electric delivery scooters that have ADR approval in Australia.

      1. ChinaImportal at 1:19 am

        You will most likely not find a supplier with ‘ready mad’ AU compliant products. This normally the responsibility of the Importer.

    38. Robert Gonzalez at 1:05 pm

      I would to import electric bikes in the United States.
      can you provide some guidance?

    39. Kathy Jiang at 5:04 am

      We are an e-bikes supplier, may I ask the certified needed in Austraila market?

      1. ChinaImportal at 4:29 am

        Hi Kathy,

        You can start by checking this:

      2. gary at 2:16 am

        i would like to bring a e scooter to australia i currently have a purri bike but find it a bit slow also we need pedals on it to meet our laws could you send me info on what you would have available thank you gary

    40. JJ at 2:19 am

      HI, i want to import ebikes (electric bicycles) into USA. I am confused because (not that i take the chinese manufacturers word for it) but some manufacturers and customs clearance agents (in USA) say i/manufacturer need DOT certifications and some say dont and from what i read online, do not need. but i want to make sure 100% before i buy them, which is really soon (few days). Any help i would sincerely appreciate it. Facts please, i would appreciate it if you have links or facts to back up what your saying because i will be investing some money into this and i cant do that on guesses. Thank you

    41. tom at 12:19 pm

      Hi as an E bike importer I see many brands come and go. I wonder if it is worth mentioning here all the other factors and costs to importing E Bikes from China, below is a list of things all E bikes sellers must have to do business in Australia.
      ABN or ACN,
      Insurance for product, Insurance for Public indemnity, Insurance for international and domestic shipping, OHS measures for any staff, storage facilities, import permits/assessments, patience and tolerance for delays from manufacturing and shipping, good funding to be able to hold stock for slow selling periods or just waiting out for your stock to arrive, a great after sales and repair service center, money for marketing once you have your bikes and the most important thing A REALLY HONEST AND RELIABLE SUPPLIER IN CHINA YOU CAN TRUST WITH YOUR LIFE.
      without one you stand to loose a lot of money when the product goes bad and your start having to replace or refund you customers.
      If you are seriously thinking about doing this I recommend finding someone in Australia who already is and see what they would sell the bikes to you for and do the sums. The true cost of that cheap E Bike from China isn’t that cheap once all the costs are added in. Selling an already existing brand has a lot going for it.
      Dirt E Bikes

    42. Steve Messerschmidt at 8:49 pm

      Hello Fredrick,

      Great information. On a side note, I am working with an Electric Motorcycle builder here in the US who has been exporting his bikes to Taiwan and a few other Asian countries. He has not been able to include Lithium Ion batteries with them as an assembly, only lead acid, citing import restrictions. The Lithium batteries come from China originally. Are there restrictions which prevent the importation of devices with Lithium into China and other Asian countries ?

      Best Regards,
      Steve Messerschmidt
      VP Sales and Marketing
      Evnetics Industrial

    43. Kajsa at 1:41 am

      Hej Fredrik,

      I´m a swede thinking of shipping my Jinpeng E-tricycle home at the end of our stay in Beijing. I have read on Transportstyrelsens webpage that in principle it would be OK to use the tricycle in Sweden without any permits etc as long as the bike is CoC according to EU-regulations. How do I know if this is the case? Any guidance is highly appriciated! If you know of any e-bike brands with CoC-documentation I could by a new one here if the Jinpeng-one is not compliant! Best Regards Kajsa

    44. Saad at 6:59 am


      This is to share with you that i was informed by some of the China E-Bike sales people that it is not any more possible to ship an e-bike with its battery due to new regulations.

      To me this does not sound right and business like. yes there might be regulation with regards to batteries which are subject to damage or may cause danger if its via air mail. but they also stated that the same applies to ship cargo too.

      since you guys are stationed there and your sight is related to chinaImport, i suggest that you look into this and find out if its true. if so, then i guess that china may not have realize the impact that this would cause to its economy.

      one solution is that the battery may be drained to zero charge prior to shipping.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 11:45 am

        Hello Saad,

        No that is not correct. However, there are strict requirements. The supplier must issue a Safety Declaration (I can’t remember the exact term though), when shipping by sea.

        Starting in 2015, commercial passenger jets are not allowed to transport lithium batteries. Only cargo jets may do so. That said, I don’t think this will have any effect on international air freight, at least not from the importer and exporters point of view.

        In fact we supervised a shipment of E-bikes, with Lithium batteries, from a manufacturer in Ningbo to the EU as late as 3-4 weeks ago. Once the safety declaration was properly filled in, there where no issues.

    45. JIALING TANG at 4:51 pm

      Hello, I am working on my team project about importing ebikes from china to Ireland. I wonder know the bulk of ebikes in each container so that i can calculate the finance figures. Please email me the details and i appreciate for your help!

    46. eMax at 12:42 pm

      Thankyou for the article. Small correction…Australia is now 250w inline with Europe. I am looking into frame manufacturers for ebikes and have found many suppliers on the major websites. Its very hard to get more information on the frames other than a few photographs and minor details, I am having trouble. Feel free to drop me an email and tell me more about your services.

      1. Fredrik Grönkvist at 5:49 am

        Hello Ewan,

        Thanks for the update! I’ll send you an email with more information.

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