E-BICYCLES

eBikes are called “power-bicycles” and classified under the same laws as bicycles. Effective July 1, 2009 in Alberta, a power-bicycle will have a top speed of 32 km/h, an electric motor with a maximum power of 500 watts and no weight restriction. Minimum driving age is 12. The E-Scooter is classified as an electric bicycle (pedals can be also used) – but pedals do not have to be installed. It does NOT need to be registered as a vehicle and it can be operated WITHOUT a driver’s license or Insurance.