Means of transport for persons or goods

ElektroG in principle excludes means of transport from its scope (§ 2 paragraph 2 number 7 ElektroG). Means of transport are mobile technical facilities that serve to transport persons or goods.

Electrical and electronic equipment, the utilisation of which is not unambiguously to participate in traffic, does not count as means of transport. Example: A children’s electric car is not a means of transport, it is a toy. Roller skates and electrically supported rollators are also not counted as means of transport.

Electric two-wheel vehicles – although means of transport – that do not require EU type approval, fall in scope of the law. The following decision tree is to help allocation: