United States Electric Bicycle Law - HR 727
Electric Bicycle Regulations Federal law says that an electrically driven bicycle is considered a "bicycle" and the laws of bicycles apply if:
- Electrically driven bicycle has less than 750 watt motor
- Functional pedals
- Max speed is less than 20mph
The Federal law shall supersede any State law or requirement with respect to low-speed
electric bicycles. (The state must regulate the electric bicycle as a bicycle)
Federal definition of a bicycle
Sec. 1512.2. to read as follows:
(1) A two-wheeled vehicle having a rear drive wheel that is solelyhuman-powered;
(2) A two- or three-wheeled vehicle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 h.p.), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by such a motor while ridden less than 20 mph.
Federal Public Law of "Low-Speed Electric Bicycles"
Public Law 107-319 (below)