Who is responsible for recycling the eBike batteries?
The legal basis for recycling is regulated nationally. The battery manufacturer is responsible for recycling. However, as soon as the eBike crosses a national border as a product, the importer automatically becomes the manufacturer. In countries outside Germany, this is the bicycle manufacturer or bicycle retailer. Because of this national perspective, Bosch eBike Systems in Germany provides a direct solution for recycling. In all other markets in which we are active, e.g. the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, we provide our customers with the best possible support in this respect and promote country-wide industry solutions if these do not yet exist in some regions at present.