Texas State Electric Bike Laws

Texas State Electric Bike Laws

How does Texas define what an electric bike is?

The state of Texas (TX) defines electric bikes as a device that is designed to be propelled by an electric motor, exclusively or in combination with human power and cannot attain a speed of more than 20mph in electric-only mode. Electric bikes may not exceed a weight of 100lbs.

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

The state of Texas does not have licensing and registration requirements for electric bikes.

What are the laws around helmets in Texas?

Helmets are required for bike riders under 18 years old.

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

Electric bikes are allowed on all roadways as far right as practicable except when making a left turn. Electric bikes are allowed on bike paths and trails unless posted otherwise.


Laws and policies can change at any time rendering the above information outdated and non-applicable.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. Electric bikes are prohibited on sidewalks.


Texas Transportation Code