What is a Class 1, 2, or 3 e-bike? The bike industry and some states basically agree on the way to classify different types of ebikes. But many differ in which class of bikes are allowed and where, so it is important to know the differences.
The following are links from a few of the sources we found regarding e-bike classifications. As always, this is not legal advice, and you should do your own research to make sure you're complying with the current laws in your locale.
- National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
- Order number 3376 from the U.S. Department of the Interior
- People for Bikes
- Juiced Bikes
Also, this is the newly-created Florida Statute referenced in the episode.
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