"Although not many Dutch police men are aware off it, driving a original C5 without a so-called PAM device in the Netherlands is only legal with an insurance-plate. The PAM device allows the engine to run, only during pedaling. This makes it officially a pedelac, hence insurance free.
An E-Bike, a bike where you have the choice, to pedal or drive electric up to max 25 km's is permitted only with a insurance plate.
Since I use my C5 on a daily basis, i tried to get it insured. As a E-bike, as a Pedelac. I failed miserably. No insurance-company knows the Sinclair as a bike, nor as an electric vehicle since it was never officially declared roadlegal in the Netherlands by the RDW. Now I insured my C5 as a scoot-mobile at the ANWB. I found no problem what so ever to get it insured. You have to give the serial number of your Sinclair and that's it.
Knowing this is quite a issue for some off the Dutch riders I thought I share this with you."
posted on: 08/09/2014 07:08:59