How does Maine define what an electric bike is?

The state of Maine (ME) defines electric bikes as a bicycle with fully operational pedals, a motor of not more than 750W and a maximum speed of 20mph on flat surfaces. Electric bikes must be equipped with a white front light and red taillight that can be seen at least 500 feet in each direction.

Do you need a license, insurance or registration in Maine?

The state of Maine does not have any licensing or registration requirements for electric bikes.

What are the laws around helmets in Maine?

Any person under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.

What are the rules for riding on the road in Maine?

Electric bikes may ride on any paths where traditional bicycles are allowed. Riding on the sidewalk is prohibited. When riding on the roadways, riders must stay as far right as is practical and adhere to all road rules.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable. EVELO strongly encourages checking with City, County, State and other local agencies for the most recent laws governing the proper, legal use of electric bicycles in your area.


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