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Electric Bike Laws in California & United States

Here are some handy resources if you ride an electric bike in California.  We are asked a lot, both before and after customers buy their ebikes- "is my ebike legal"?  Is your bike legal?                 DMV Office of Public Affairs 2415 First Avenue  Sacramento, CA 95818 (916) 657–6437 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22, 2015 Electric Bicycles   ( AB 1096, Chiu ) : This law adds an entirely new definition of an electric bicycle to the California Vehicle Code. An electric bicycle is defined as a bicycle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts. The law creates three classes of electric bicycles. Manufacturers will also need to certify the electric bicycles comply with specified requirements. Electric bicycle riders will be able to use roads sim