South Carolina State Electric Bike Laws

South Carolina State Electric Bike Laws, Definition & Legal Operation

Definition of Electric Bike:

The state of South Carolina (SC) defines electric bikes as a cycle with pedals that permit propulsion by human power and a motor of not more than 500W. Electric bikes must be designed to not exceed 30mph.

Licensing and Registration:

The state of South Carolina does not require license or registration.

Helmet Law:

Helmets are required for riders under the age of 18.

Where to Ride:

Electric bicycles are permitted on all road ways and on bicycle recreational paths. Electric bikes are prohibited from riding on sidewalks.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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