Hi I am Bill Cummings and I am the Customer Service Director at EVELO electric bicycles. In this first installment of our 3 Minute Electric Bike Video Series, where we will help demystify electric bikes, I am going to talk to you about why electric bicycles are limited to 20mph. It’s a federal regulation that is in place to differentiate electric bikes from other vehicles on the road and there are basically three primary criteria that draw that line of what is an electric bike and a motor vehicles. According to the federal regulation and electric bike must:‹ Go back to the blog
- Have fully operational pedals.
- Be equipped with 750 watts or less.
- The maximum speed that can be attained, with assistance from the motor, is 20mph.