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Rob101

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Are there specific laws for Ebikes in All US states?
« on: February 13, 2015, 09:19:56 AM »
I wanted to know if you need some kind of permit to have one of these?

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Re: Are there specific laws for Ebikes in All US states?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 05:20:17 PM »
The laws are different depending on the region. This is a complex topic but.. Typically most e-bike laws fall under a no permit requirement and an age restriction of 16. Speed limits typically range from 32km to 45km.  Not all regions require peddles to be present but some do. In fact some areas require throttle by pedelec only which means you must peddle the bike in order to engage the motor. I think the latter will likely be the preferred method of restriction as safety and regulatory bodies become more involved.