How does New Mexico define what an electric bike is?

The state of New Mexico (NM) Motor Vehicle Division defines electric bikes as regular bicycles and they are subject to the same laws as traditional bicycles.

Do you need a license, insurance or registration in New Mexico?

The state of New Mexico does not require license or registration of electric bicycles.

What are the laws around helmets in New Mexico?

Helmets are required for all riders under 14 years of age when riding on roadways.

What are the rules for riding on the road in New Mexico?

Electric bicycles may be ridden on roadways, in bike lanes and on bike paths.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.


New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division