Notice Of Safety Disclaimer For Buyers
Our ebikes are extremely powerful, we ask all customers of who purchase through Enduro eBikes to please take care at all times and be responsible for the sake and safety of yourself and others.
Some counties, states, towns & cities all have different laws/regulations. We strongly recommend you check with your local authorities if you have intentions of commuting on roads. Any set legal requirements relating to speeds/power resitrictons should strictly be followed when commuting on roads or places of specific to limitations that are stated E.g. also parks, tracks, trails or private areas of residence. These ebikes are capable of extremely high power but it is up to YOU as part of our community to make sure we are seen capable of being respectful to yourself and others. We kindly ask that you seriously consider at all times that you are seen to sensible and that no injury, harm, or loss is caused in any regard! We advise that a basic insurance policy is obtained for riders who choose to commute roads, also that you speak with your local authorities also before riding on roads.
Enduro ebikes holds no responsibility for the actions of others once your ebike is delivered. If you require any further information we are happy to advise to the best of our knowledge, but the end result of your actions depend on the purchaser solely and the way you conduct your responsibilities.
Please also feel free to read our blog news section for updates regarding various laws and regulations as they change, we will do our best to update things and publish them on our website when possible but we encourage that you also search yourself online various other government sites/forums/blogs to get help with legalities that best suit your locations. Laws may change and be individual to each state, county, city or town.
Electric Bicycle Laws
Electric bikes: licensing, tax and insurance
You can ride an electric bike if you’re 14 or over, as long as it meets certain requirements.
These electric bikes are known as ‘electrically assisted pedal cycles’ (EAPCs). You do not need a licence to ride one and it does not need to be registered, taxed or insured.
What counts as an EAPC
An EAPC must have pedals that can be used to propel it.
It must show either:
- the power output
- the manufacturer of the motor
It must also show either:
- the battery’s voltage
- the maximum speed of the bike
Its electric motor:
- must have a maximum power output of 250 watts
- should not be able to propel the bike when it’s travelling more than 15.5mph
An EAPC can have more than 2 wheels (for example, a tricycle).
Where you can ride
If a bike meets the EAPC requirements it’s classed as a normal pedal bike. This means you can ride it on cycle paths and anywhere else pedal bikes are allowed.
Other kinds of electric bike
Any electric bike that does not meet the EAPC rules is classed as a motorcycle or moped and needs to be registered and taxed. You’ll need a driving licence to ride one and you must wear a crash helmet.
Getting vehicle approval for your electric bike
An electric bike must be type approved if either:
- it can be propelled without pedalling (a ‘twist and go’ EAPC)
- it does not meet the EAPC rules
Motor output must not exceed 500 W (0.671 hp) and e-bikes cannot travel faster than 32 km/h (20 mph). Fully operable pedals are required. No driver’s license, vehicle insurance, or vehicle registration is required. Operators must be 12 years of age or older.
The EN15194 regulations stipulate that e-bikes may: Be fitted with a motor with a power of no more than 250w. Provide a maximum assisted speed (i.e. the speed at which motor assistance is automatically cut off) of no more than 25 kmph (roughly 15.5 mph)
In Australia the e-bike is defined by the Australian Vehicle Standards as a bicycle that has an auxiliary motor with a maximum power output not exceeding 250 W without consideration for speed limits or pedal sensors. Each state is responsible for deciding how to treat such a vehicle and currently all states agree that such a vehicle does not require licensing or registration. Some states have their own rules such as no riding under electric power on bike paths and through built up areas so riders should view the state laws regarding their use. There is no licence and no registration required for e-bike usage.