Delaware State Electric Bike Laws

Delaware State Electric Bike Laws

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 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.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.


Delaware Department of Motorized Vehicles