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produce. [15] [16] All servo-powered bicycles must use an electric motor for power propulsion. A Swedish study found that the average cruising speeds of e-bikes over 5 miles per hour are faster than conventional bikes (14 mph vs. 8.7 mph). However, a study conducted by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville`s e-bike sharing system did not find much difference between the average cruising speeds and average maximum speeds of e-bikes compared to traditional bikes, noting in its conclusion that «e-bike riders behave very similarly to bicycle riders, with a few exceptions.» A 2016 study that looked at the relative likelihood of an e-bike being involved in a traffic conflict compared to a conventional bike found that there is a higher risk of conflict for e-bikes at an intersection approaching an intersection. Otherwise, the study found little or no difference in actual risk or conflict. Driver`s licence, registration, insurance and licence plate requirements do not apply. An electric bike is not a motor vehicle. Drunk driving laws apply.

Additional laws or ordinances may apply to the use of e-bikes by any city or county. After the 2012 amendment, electrically assisted bicycles will be regulated in the same way as other bicycles. Most of the same laws apply. Minn. Stat. § § 169.011, Ziff. 27; 169.222. ADRs contain the following definitions for bicycles and mopeds: Although an electric bike and an electric bike both have electric motors and batteries, they are very different. Electric motorcycles are motorcycles and require a license, registration and insurance. An electric bike does not need any of these elements and can ride on bike paths and use cycling infrastructure. Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. All of these states have different laws governing the operation of e-bikes.

In other states, electric bicycles do not have a specific definition and may be included in another category of vehicles such as «moped» or «motorized bicycle». In 2006, legislation was passed that changed the definition of a bicycle to include a bicycle with an electric motor of less than 1 horsepower (750 watts). The new definition in Section 321.1(40)(c[94] of the Iowa Code states: Legislative changes made in 2012 significantly changed the classification and regulatory structure of e-bikes. The overall effect was to establish electrically assisted bicycles as a subset of bicycles and to regulate electric bicycles in the same way as bicycles instead of other two-wheeled (or three) motorized devices. Statutes of 2012, c. 287, s. 3, §§ 15-17, 21, 23-26, 30, 32-33 and 41. The 2012 legislator also amended and clarified the regulation of e-bikes on bike lanes and paths. Statutes of 2012, c. 287, s. 4, §§ 1-4, 20. Even if you had a compliant electric scooter, you will still have to follow the rules that insurance, roadworthiness, road tax, and helmet require to legally ride an electric scooter on the road.

Therefore, they are currently only allowed on private land (with the owner`s permission). And soon, electric scooters from one-word companies like Lime, Bird, Spin and Jump could compete for space. In New South Wales, pedal wheels assisted by electric motor motors do not need to be registered if the maximum motor power is less than 250 watts. Cyclists exempt from registration must follow the same rules as bicycles without motors, and vehicles subject to registration (mopeds) are treated as motorcycles. [6] Under Indian law, all electric vehicles must have ARAI approval.[47] Vehicles under 250W and with a speed of less than 25km/h do not need certification – so not after the full testing process, but must receive an exception report from the ARAI. While more powerful vehicles have to go through a full testing process according to CMVR rules. This can take time and money, but ensures a safe and reliable design for electric vehicles. These regulations are not issued by regional traffic authorities, and drivers do not need to obtain a driver`s license to drive, purchase insurance or wear a helmet.