Delaware State Electric Bike Laws

Delaware State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of Delaware (DE) defines electric bikes as two or three wheeled vehicles with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750w who maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by such motor while ridden by an operator who weight 170 pounds, is less than 20mph.

Licensing and Registration:

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

Helmet Law:

Any person under the age of 16 must wear a helmet.

Where to Ride:

Electric bicycles may ride on any roadway except those that are posted to not allow bicycles. Electric bicycles may be ridden on bike paths and in state parks unless an exception is posted.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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. Source: Delaware Department of Motorized Vehicles Wondering where to go next?