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E-Bike Legal Status Around the World (Wikipedia) -

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Country/jurisdiction
Type of e-bike
Speed limit, km/h
mph
Watt limit
Weight limit, kg
Age requirement
Demands license plates
Allowed on bike paths
References & footnotes
Australia Australia pedelec 25 + 10% 15.5 250 None None No Yes

ACT[19] NSW[20] NT[21] QLD[22] SA[23] Tas[24] Vic [25] WA[26]

Australia Australia hand-throttle None None 200 None None No Yes

ACT[19] NSW[20] NT[21] QLD[22] SA[23] Tas[24] Vic[25] WA[26]

Canada Canada hand-throttle 32 20 500 None Various No Varies from municipal by-laws
China China Unknown 30 18.5 None 20 None No Yes (***)
European Union European Union
Also including:
Norway Norway
Not including:
United Kingdom UK
pedelec 25 +10% 15.5 250 None None No Yes [27]
United Kingdom United Kingdom - excl. Northern Ireland pedelec 24.9 15.5 250 40 14 No Yes [28]
United Kingdom United Kingdom - Northern Ireland Only pedelec 24.9 15.5 250 40 14 Yes No [29]
United Kingdom United Kingdom hand-throttle tandem or tricycle 27.5 17.3 250 60 14 No Yes
Germany Germany s-pedelec 45 28 350 None 16 Yes No
Norway Norway speed pedelec 45 28 500 None None Yes No(*) [30]
Finland Finland pedelec 25 16 250 None None No Yes
Hong Kong Hong Kong none allowed [31](**)
Israel Israel pedelec 25 15.5 250 30 16 No Yes
Mexico Mexico both same as motorcycles same as motorcycles 15+[32] Yes No [33]
New Zealand New Zealand pedelec None None 300 None None No Yes
Taiwan Taiwan "Sloe Vehicle" 25 16 200 40 None No Yes
United States United States hand-throttle 32 20 750 None None No Varies (***)

(*) Allowed on bike paths when electric systems are turned off (**) E-bikes are illegal in this region (***) Some regions have special regulations, see corresponding entry under Electric bicycle laws.

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