Louisiana State Electric Bike Laws

Louisiana State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of Louisiana (LA) defines electric bikes as a motorized bicycle with pedals and propelled by human power with a helper motor or both. The motor must be rated no more than 50cc, have an automatic transmission and designed to have a maximum speed of not more than 25mph on flat surface.

Licensing and Registration:

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

Helmet Law:

Any person under the age of 18 must wear a helmet. Persons above 18 years of age that choose to not wear a helmet must be covered by health insurance with medical benefits of at least $10,000 and must furnish proof to any law enforcement officer that requests it.

Where to Ride:

Electric bike may be operated on roadways as far right as is practical except when making a left hand turn. Electric bikes are allowed on riding paths unless posted otherwise.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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: Louisiana State Legislature Wondering where to go next?