EBike or Moped?

Question

Ronald asked: I bought an electric scooter that goes up to 25mph–It also has pedals in case battery dies out–I was told by the seller that there is no license required-yes or no?

Answer

If your vehicle meets the statutory definition of a bicycle, no driver’s license or registration is required. Due to the maximum speed under motor power, it is not a bicycle and would likely be a moped, which does require registration and a driver’s license.

Please see this post.

http://flbikelaw.org/2017/08/moped-or-scooter-drivers-license/#comments

http://flbikelaw.org/2012/11/motor-scooters/

http://flbikelaw.org/2011/06/mopeds-3/

I suggest showing this information and asking the dealer for an explanation.

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

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