Policies & Laws
National Electric Bike Law and Policy
In recent years, electric bicycles have developed rapidly around the world and become a popular means of transportation in modern urban life. Compared with traditional bicycles, electric bicycles have obvious advantages in energy saving, environmental protection, convenience and speed, so they are favored by consumers. However, for the use of electric bicycles, different countries and regions have their own different laws and regulations. Favoto will focus on the laws and regulations on electric bicycles in each state in the United States in order to better understand the regulations and restrictions on the use of electric bicycles in the United States.
This is an electric bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.Class 2
This is an ebike equipped with a motor that provides assistance by using both PAS and throttle, and can reach top speeds of 20 mph.Class 3
This is an ebike equipped with a motor that provides assistance by using both PAS and throttle, and can reach top speeds of 28 mph.
States Laws for Ebike
States using 3-level classification
As of January 2023, 40 states have adopted a three-level electric vehicle classification system to better manage and regulate the use of electric bicycles. The classification standards for Class III electric vehicles in these regions may be different, so when using electric bicycles in specific regions, it is recommended to check the local laws and regulations for detailed requirements and restrictions.
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Electric Bike Laws - State by State
Since each state in the United States has different legislation and policy systems, there are also differences in laws and regulations for electric bicycles. Knowing the differences and details of these policies can help e-bike users and potential users better understand their rights and responsibilities when riding in different states. Please refer to the following documents for details:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Washington DC
- West Virginia
*Content quoted from peopleforbike. For other detailed legal provisions, please refer to peopleforbike.org