How does Delaware define what an electric bike is?
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.
Do you need a license, insurance or registration in Delaware?
The state of Delaware does not have any licensing or registration requirements for electric bikes.
What are the restrictions on Motor power or throttle in Delaware?
The motor of an electric motor can't exceed 750 watts (1 horsepower), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by such motor while ridden by an operator who weighs 170 pounds, is less than 20 mph.
Are there any age restrictions to riding an electric bike in Delaware?
The state of Delaware doesn't specified any age restriction to riding an electric bike.
What are the laws around helmets in Delaware?
Any person under the age of 16 must wear a helmet.
What are the rules for riding on the road in Delaware?
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.
- Every bicycle when in use at nighttime shall needs to have a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front.
- Every bicycle needs to have a red reflector of a type approved by the Department which shall be visible for 600 feet to the rear.
- Every bicycle when in use at nighttime shall need to have reflective material of sufficient size and reflectivity to be visible from both sides for 600 feet.
- A bicycle or its rider should have lights or reflectors.
- Every bicycle needs to have a brake or brakes which will enable its driver to stop the bicycle within 25 feet from a speed of 10 mph on dry, level, clean pavement.
Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.