South Carolina State Electric Bike Laws

South Carolina State Electric Bike Laws

How does South Carolina define what an electric bike is?

The state of South Carolina (SC) defines electric bikes as a cycle with pedals that permit propulsion by human power and a motor of not more than 500W. Electric bikes must be designed to not exceed 30mph.

Do you need a license, insurance or registration in South Carolina?

The state of South Carolina does not require license or registration.

What are the laws around helmets in South Carolina?

Helmets are required for riders under the age of 18.

What are the rules for riding on the road in South Carolina?

Electric bicycles are permitted on all roadways and on bicycle recreational paths. Electric bikes are prohibited from riding on sidewalks.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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