Georgia State Electric Bike Laws

Georgia State Electric Bike Laws

How does Georgia define what an electric bike is?

The state of Georgia (GA) defines an electric bike as a device with two or three wheels, a saddle and fully operative pedals for human propulsion and an electric motor. The electric bike may not exceed 20mph and must disengage the engine when the brakes are applied. Electric bikes may not have an output of more than 1000W. The electric motor must disengage at 20mph, human power alone may increase speeds higher than 20mph.

Do you need a license, insurance or registration in Georgia?

Georgia law does not require licensing or registration of electric bikes.

What are the laws around helmets in Georgia?

Georgia state law requires persons under the age of 16 to wear a helmet.

What are the rules for riding on the road in Georgia?

Electric bikes are allowed to ride in the road, but must be as far right as practical or on a finished shoulder. Electric bikes are allowed on all marked bike paths.

Under Georgia law, local ordinances may restrict where electric bikes may be used.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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