The Aldi store chain is immediately removing the electric scooter from the shelves. The scooter has only been on sale since October, but it turned out that it does not comply with the new legislation. “You would expect the 300-euro scooter to be completely ready, but it turned out not to be the case,” says Christian, who has been fined 125 euros by the police.
Christian Wiemanns (37) of Mortsell tied the bell to the ring on Friday. The woman had purchased two Envivo electric scooters at Aldi two years earlier. “Both for me and my friend. The scooter was on sale for around 300 euros, and it seemed like a good deal,” says Christian, who has been excited about the steps ever since.
But last week, she was stopped during a police search in Statielei in Mortsel. It turns out that her scooter was not up to the rules. “For example, the reflectors on the side turned out to be out of order and I only had one brake, while I apparently had to have two – one on each side. It just fell out of the blue, but the police explained that the new regulations for motorbikes Electric has been in effect since July 1, 2022,” Christian said.
She was hoping to get a finger of warning and advice to get her scooter in order, but was soon told an official report would be prepared. This week he was charged a fine of 125 euros. There is no other option than to pay for it because I bought the scooter before the new rules came into effect,” she says, “but I tell my story because, to my great surprise, the same scooter was still on sale at Aldi this week. Bushot branch.
risk a fine
On October 8, Aldi has already brought its stock scooters back into circulation. The temporary sale was announced in the brochure on October 3rd. “Anyway, there are people who bought this scooter in October, but now they risk a fine without their knowledge if they drive on a public road. You would expect a €300 scooter to be quite ready, but it turns out,” says Christian, who informed Aldi customer service on Friday. That is not the case.”
The examination has already shown that the motorcycles in question are no longer in compliance with the rules. “We took immediate action and towed the scooters that were still on store shelves,” confirms Aldi spokesperson Jason Sevester. “We advise customers who would have purchased such a scooter in recent weeks to contact our customer service.”