Electric Bicycle and Scooter Law - Legal Information On Bikes

Electric Bikes are regulated both with Federal Law and State Laws.

Federal Laws and the federal consumer product safety act defines a "low speed electric bicycle" as two or three wheeled vehicle with fully operable pedals, a top speed when powered solely by the motor under 20 mph and an electric motor that produces less than 750W (1.01 hp) 

Federal Law Link: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-107hr727rh/pdf/BILLS-107hr727rh.pdf

 

State Laws regulate the use of electric bicycles on public roads, sidewalks, and pathways and these laws vary from state to state.

Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_bicycle_laws

Alabama, AL
Department of Revenue

Alaska, AK
Division of Motor Vehicles
http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/general/

Arizona, AZ
Motor Vehicle Division
http://www.arizonamotorizedbikes.webs.com/azlaw.htm

Arkansas, AR
Office of Motor Vehicles
http://www.state.ar.us/dfa/motorvehicle/

California, CA
Department of Motor Vehicles
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/vctop/vc/d1/406

Colorado, CO
Motor Vehicle Business Group
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/search/site/electric%20bicycle 

Connecticut, CT
Department of Motor Vehicles

http://www.ct.gov/dmv/site/default.asp

Delaware, DE
Department of Motor Vehicles
http://search.delaware.gov/search?as_sitesearch=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dmv.de.gov&q=electric%20bicycle

Florida, FL
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
http://www.flhsmv.gov/courts/latestinfo/ScootersSegwaysMopedsandElectricBicycles.pdf  

Georgia, GA
Department of Motor Vehicle Safety
http://www.dds.ga.gov/index.aspx

Hawaii, HI
Department of Transportation
http://hidot.hawaii.gov/

Idaho, ID
Transportation Department
http://www.itd.idaho.gov/

Illinois, IL
Vehicle Services Department
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=236&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&SessionID=76 

Indiana, IN
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/2010/title9/ar21/ch11.html

Iowa, IA
Motor Vehicle Division

http://iowabicyclecoalition.org/bicycle-resources/bicycle-laws/

Kansas, KS
Department of Revenue
http://www.kansascyclist.com/kansas_cycling_laws.html

Kentucky, KY
Transportation Cabinet
http://www.dmv.org/ky-kentucky/other-types.php

Louisiana, LA
Office of Motor Vehicles
http://www.dmv.org/la-louisiana/other-types.php

Maine, ME
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/registration/scooter.html

Maryland, MD
Motor Vehicle Administration
http://www.mva.maryland.gov/safety/mhso/program-bicycle-safety.htm

Massachusetts, MA
Registry of Motor Vehicles
https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXIV/Chapter90/Section1

Michigan, MI
Secretary of State
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28kum0xku0hpl5ldomds1mrn0u%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=mcl-257-657&query=on&highlight=electric%20AND%20bicycle

Minnesota, MN
Department of Public Safety
http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hrd/pubs/lowpower.pdf

Mississippi, MS
Motor Vehicle Commission
http://www.dmv.org/ms-mississippi/other-types.php

Missouri, MO
Department of Revenue
http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/mopedsAndScooters.html

Montana, MT
Department of Justice
https://dojmt.gov/driving/

Nebraska, NE
Department of Motor Vehicles
http://www.dmv.nebraska.gov/dvr/mvtitles/electric.html

Nevada, NV
Department of Motor Vehicles
http://www.dmvnv.com/motorcycle.htm

New Hampshire, NH
Division of Motor Vehicles
http://www.dmv.org/nh-new-hampshire/other-types.php

New Jersey, NJ
Motor Vehicle Commission
http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Licenses/MotorizedBicycle.htm

New Mexico, NM
Motor Vehicle Division
http://mvd.newmexico.gov/vehicle-procedures-manual.aspx?1f7fcb5548ee4e17a47ff4e27e571a01blogPostId=ec45f29f43944fb8a848cd27a012a8b1#/18e

New York, NY
Department of Motor Vehicles
http://dmv.ny.gov/registration/motorized-devices-cannot-be-registered-new-york

North Carolina, NC
Division of Motor Vehicles
http://www.dmv.dot.state.nc.us/

North Dakota, ND
Department of Transportation
http://www.dmv.org/nd-north-dakota/

Ohio, OH
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.521

Oklahoma, OK
Motor Vehicle Division
http://moped2.org/laws/Oklahoma.htm

Oregon, OR
Driver and Motor Vehicle Services
http://www.oregon.gov/odot/dmv/pages/vehicle/pocketbike_factsheet.aspx

Pennsylvania, PA
Driver and Vehicle Services
http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/registration/scooters.shtml

Rhode Island, RI
Division of Motor Vehicles
http://www.dmv.ri.gov/

South Carolina, SC
Division of Motor Vehicles
http://www.dot.state.sc.us/getting/pdfs/Bike_Ped/bike_laws.pdf

South Dakota, SD
Motor Vehicle Division
http://dor.sd.gov/Motor_Vehicles/

Tennessee, TN
Title and Registration Division
http://www.tn.gov/attorneygeneral/op/2014/op14-26.pdf

Texas, TX
Department of Transportation
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/docs/tn/htm/tn.551.htm

Utah, UT
Division of Motor Vehicles
http://publicsafety.utah.gov/dld/documents/MotorcyclesandSimilarVehiclesfortheweb5-09.pdf

Vermont, VT
Department of Motor Vehicles
http://dmv.vermont.gov/

Virginia, VA
Department of Motor Vehicles
http://www.virginiadot.org/programs/bk-laws.asp#Electric%20Power-assisted%20Bicycles

Washington, WA
Department of Licensing
http://www.dol.wa.gov/

West Virginia, WV
Division of Motor Vehicles
http://www.wvdot.com/6_motorists/dmv/6G_DMV.HTM

Wisconsin, WI
Department of Transportation
http://www.dot.state.wi.us/drivers/

Wyoming, WY
Motor Vehicle Services
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title31/Title31.htm