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Apr 11 / 2023

E-Bike Driving: What you must know!

Electric bicycles are a great alternative for mobility in big cities and for the various trips you want to make. 
However, it is important to pay attention to some aspects when using an e-bike. In this article, we let you know some questions that you should consider.

Ride your BEEQ Electric Bicycle comfortably and safely.

Legal Questions

If you are considering buying an e-bike, it is important that you know the legal questions surrounding its use.
To ride an electric bike you don't need a license, permit or registration, as long as the bike has a maximum continuous power of 250 watts and does not exceed a speed of 25 km/h. 
If the power and speed exceed the limit, they are classified as mopeds and must be registered with the IMT (Institute of Mobility and Transport).
It is also important to take into account that the applicable misdemeanors are similar to any other conventional bicycle.


There are plenty of options to circulate on your e-bike in Portugal! More and more cities are investing in the creation of bike lanes and adequate infrastructure for cyclists. 
Cycle paths are exclusive traffic lanes for bicycles that offer greater safety and reduce the risk of accidents. 
In many Portuguese cities, bike paths have been implemented along high-traffic urban roads. This implementation has encouraged more people to adopt the electric bicycle as a means of transportation. 
In this way, circulating in this means of sustainable mobility becomes increasingly easy, practical, and economical, especially in areas where traffic is heavy.



When riding a bicycle, it is important to ensure your safety and that of others. You can do this by following a few basic rules.
One thing you should consider is the use of lights or reflectors at night and in poor visibility. It is necessary to have a white light at the front and a red one at the rear, plus at least one yellow or white reflector on the wheels, or tires. Some BEEQ models, such as the Urban and Trekking, have an approved front light and side reflectors on the wheels, in addition to a rear and front light with reflector.
Another issue to consider is the use of a helmet. Although it is not mandatory in Portugal for conventional or electric bikes, it is highly recommended to ensure your safety. The Commuter Polisport BEEQ helmet is a modern and safe option for urban cyclists who wish to ride with style and safety. With an aerodynamic design, it has a ventilation system and quick and easy adjustment, as well as a fixed and blinking light that increases visibility when riding at night.
Besides using lights and a helmet, it is important to avoid distractions when riding. Therefore, it is forbidden to wear headphones or earphones in both ears while pedaling, and the use of cell phones is also restricted. It is only allowed in hands-free mode, using a headset, or talking on speakerphone.
To make it easier to use a cell phone while cycling, BEEQ offers a universal cell phone holder, which allows you to attach the device to the handlebars of your bike. This holder keeps your phone secure and accessible, allowing you to use the device hands-free or to follow GPS routes.
Finally, although not mandatory, it is highly recommended to take out a liability insurance for electric bicycles in Portugal. In the event of an accident, the cyclist is liable for damages caused to third parties, which can result in significant financial losses. Some insurers also offer additional coverage for theft, burglary, fire and personal injury, and it is important to carefully evaluate the options available to choose the protection you need.
It is important to remember that in addition to following traffic regulations, it is essential to keep the bicycle in good working order to ensure the safety and efficiency of the vehicle.

If you are looking for a reliable a e-bike to enjoy a safe and comfortable ride, visit the BEEQ Online Store and discover our high-quality models.


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Jun 03 / 2020

EU countries roll out incentives for E-Bike purchase

Updated 11th April 2021


All through Europe we are witnessing a renewed commitment to promote new ways of mobility in urban centers.

We fully support these incentives as they are a way to stimulate the people in making the right decision and choosing a bike for their everyday activities.

So, in order for you to take advantage of these incentives we have compiled a list, by country, of the incentives available.


We will keep it updated as more news roll out.



With the National Enviromental Fund you can get up to 350€ for on an E-Bike purchase funded by the Government

 Click here to apply

·        Lisbon

The city Hall offers up to 500€ in eBike purchase incetives for residents

 Click here to apply



There is a national incentive in place where you can get up to 500€ to help purchase your new ebike.

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There are National and city wide incentives in place, depending on where you live you can be awarded up to 500€  

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·      Paris

La municipalité is offering up to 400€ on the purchase of a new eBike for those who choose to make the change and use an electric bikes as a main mode of transport

click here to apply



Companies can support their staff with commuter bikes for purchase through the Green Commute Initiative

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Nacional incentive of up to 500€

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Several cities have their own incentives that can go up to 500€

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The Netherlands

Companies award their staff a extra subsidy for commuting to work by bike

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Cities like Munich are commited to roll out incentives of up to 500€ and there is plan for a nation wide incentive

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There are some recent news on new incentives that are being planned to be presented for the rest of the year.


The future is looking good for e-mobility, and we are all about it!




May 13 / 2021

Behind BEEQ - How our ebikes are made

Designed, created and produced in Portugal, BEEQ was born out of a need to jump start a movement of change. 


At a critical moment for mobility when the world is beginning to think of the bicycle as a safe and healthy alternative to move around in cities, BEEQ emerges as the solution for those looking to make the smart choice - European-produced ebikes, with a focus in quality and at a competitive price. 


Where it all started 


BEEQ is a brand of RTE, one of the leading bicycles manufacturers in Europe, based in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.  


Understanding and believing in the potential and the role of electric bicycles for the sustainability of our planet, the brand started as a small project within the company to explore the know-how and high-quality standards developed over its years in the industry. 


Joining the mobility revolution that is inspiring cities and communities takes time and a lot of hard work.  


The brand was "in vitro" for 3 years while we tried hard to launch with the best range possible.  


We perfected the models, the logo design, the strategy and message. Looking for the right partners who share the same DNA as our company, who care for the sensational experience an e-bike can offer as much as we do. 


Production processes where adjusted, and new technologies developed to have one of the most inovative ebike production lines out there. 


No detail was left to chance. 


From a small laboratory, to the big city 


The result of the BEEQ project is a set of reliable, urban, sophisticated, competent and fun e-bikes.  


Launched in July 2020, amid one of the craziest periods of recent history, the brand helped contribute to the unprecedented cycling boom we witness today. 


Gorgeous, high quality and well made e-bikes that can be purchased, safely, anywhere in Europe, in the comfort of your own home. 


No compromise attitude 

Since 1983 our company as developed a platform of quality and innovation in our facilities that result, today, in around 7.000 bicycles produced per day. 


That knowloge and standards are now being applied to make BEEQ a trustworthy, high quality staple in the electric bicycle market. 


Our brand is made up of a young spirited and ambitious team with scrappy product developers, designers and engineers, proudly making reliable and affordable electric bikes in Europe for the whole world to enjoy. 




Jul 05 / 2021

Join the BEEQ Experience

Summer fever has arrived and we've gone loco!
We are offering you the opportunity to ride a BEEQ, for 2 months, without any cost or commitment!
BEEQ is a brand of electric bicycles made in Portugal that is revolutionizing the way the people move in their daily lives.
BEEQ ebikes are urban, sustainable and stylish.
We want you to have the opportunity to participate in this mobility revolution that is inspiring the whole of Europe.
What do you have to do to be one of the lucky ones selected?
It couldn't be easier:
Follow BEEQ on Instagram and record a short video that illustrates why you should be the recipient of the BEEQ Experience.

Film → Tagg → Share

❶ Record a short video - no more than 30 seconds
❷ Film vertically - to be easier to share in stories
❸ Explain to us how the electric bike will change your daily life
❹ Be creative, bold, funny.
❺ Inspire us!
❻ Share in your Instagram stories and identify @beeq.bicycles
❼ Don't forget to use #beeqexperience
Are you going to miss this opportunity?? Summer is here and it calls for some good bike rides.
Already have a BEEQ?! You're amazing!
And you can also be the ideal person to motivate these guys!
Share with us what it's like to be the proud owner of a BEEQ and how it changed your life!
Use #beeqexperience and #beeqfamily and join the party!
Our team will review the most creative and inspiring submissions and pre-select 20 submissions.
A sensational robot will complete the process by selecting the winner at random.
The 2 (two) first winners will be selected on July 16, 2021.
A new selection of the 2 (two) remaining winners will be made on July 31, 2021.
This selection will be reported transparently by BEEQ.
The selection and winners will be announced on the various pages of the brand.
Winners will be contacted by the brand via Instagram to later send data for access to the use of the electric bicycle during the period stipulated by the contest.
Offer valid only for residents in mainland Portugal.