North Carolina State Electric Bike Laws
North Carolina State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation
Definition of Electric Bike:
The state of North Carolina (NC) defines an electric bike as a bicycle with a small helper motor with less than 750W and a maximum speed of 25mph on flat surfaces. Riders must be at least 16 years of age.
Licensing and Registration:
The state of North Carolina does not allow registration of electric bikes.
Helmets are required for all riders.
Where to Ride:
Electric bicycles are permitted to ride on all public highways and roadways with a posted speed limit of less than 25mph, on sidewalks, in bike lanes and on bike paths. Operators of electric bikes must yield right-of-way to pedestrian and human powered devices.
Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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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