How does Mississippi define what an electric bike is?
Mississippi designates three classes of electric bicycles:
Class 1: Bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the electric bicycle reaches 20 mph.
Class 2: Bicycle equipped with a throttle-actuated motor, that ceases to provide assistance when the electric bicycle reaches 20 mph.
Class 3: Bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the electric bicycle reaches 28 mph.
Do you need a license, insurance or registration in Mississippi?
The state of Mississippi does not require license or registration for electric bikes.
What are the restrictions on Motor power or throttle in Mississippi?
The state of Mississippi doesn't have any restrictions on motor power or throttle for electric bikes.
Are there any age restrictions to riding an electric bike in Mississippi?
Persons under 16 years of age may not operate a Class 3 electric bicycle but they may ride as a passenger.
What are the laws around helmets in Mississippi?
Helmets are not required for electric bicycles.
What are the rules for riding on the road in Mississippi?
Electric bicycles are allowed on bicycle or multi-use paths. However, local governments have the authority to restrict the use of electric bicycles on paths. When in doubt, check with your town, city, or county for local rules and regulations.
Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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.