Nevada State Electric Bike Laws

Nevada State Electric Bike Laws

How does Nevada define what an electric bike is?

Nevada 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 Nevada?

The state of Nevada does not require license or registration of electric bicycles.

What are the laws around helmets in Nevada?

Helmets are required for all electric bike riders.

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

Electric bicycles may be ridden on roadways where the posted speed limit is less than the traveling speed of the device. Riders must remain as far right as practical, except when making a left hand turn. Electric bike riders must adhere to all roadway laws and rules.

Disclaimer:

Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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

Nevada Department of Transportation