Federal and Florida State Laws Regulating Electric Scooters and Bicycles

 

Florida Electric Bicycle Law 316.000
Florida Statute, Chapter 316.000 of the State Uniform Traffic Control(2) BICYCLE.--Every vehicle propelled solely by human power, and every motorized bicycle propelled by a combination of human power and an electric helper motor capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed of not more than 20 miles per hour on level ground upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or two rear wheels. The term does not include such a vehicle with a seat height of no more than 25 inches from the ground when the seat is adjusted to its highest position or a scooter or similar device. No person under the age of 16 may operate or ride upon a motorized bicycle.
 
Federal Electric Bicycle Law HR 727
SECTION 1. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT.The consumer product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2051 et seq) is amended by added at the end of the following: LOW-SPEED ELECTRIC BICYCLESSEC.38 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, low-speed electric bicycles are consumer products within the meaning of section 3(a)(1) and shall be subject to the Commission regulations published at section 1500.18(a)(12) and part 1512 of title 16, Code of Federal Regulations.(b) For the purpose of this section, the term `low-speed electric bicycle' means a two - or three-wheeled vehicle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 h.p.), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by such a motor while ridden by an operator who weighs 170 pounds, is less than 20 mph.(c) To further protect the safety of consumers who ride low-speed electric bicycles, the Commission may promulgate new or amended requirements applicable to such vehicles as necessary and appropriate.(d) This section shall supersede any State law or requirement with respect to low- speed electric bicycles to the extent that such State law or requirement is more stringent than the Federal law or requirements referred to in subsection (a).
 
 NOTE:
 
Evader scooters and motorcycle style e-bikes with PEDALS are set at 20 mi/h from the factory and MOTOR shows 500 watts.

 
 

Specifications of Electric Scooters

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MODEL: EV50-MX3 aka THE METRO

Dimensions:

L – (1800mm), (70.86 inches).

W – (740mm), (29.14 inches)

H – (1000mm), (39.37 inches)

Wheelbase: (1260mm), (49.61 inches)

Other Specifications:

Voltage system: 72 Volt - 20AH lead acid battery (Also available with Lithium Ion Battery – specific order)

Tire size: front 120/70 x 12", rear 130 /90 x 10" (DOT)

Weight with 20AH of lead acid battery: 118 kg. (260.15 pounds)

Max. Load capacity: 120 kgs. (265 pounds)

Range: 60 km @32km/h speed (40 miles at a speed if 20 miles per hour)

Charge time: 2.5amp lead acid charger is 7-8 hours (for a full charge from empty)

Climbing slope: 15+ degrees

Motor power: brushless 500-watt hub motor (with output of 1000 watts).

Limited speed: (32km/h), (20 miles per hour.)

Unlimited speed: (52 km/h), (32 miles per hour)

Note: This model comes with a Governor switch which limits the speed of this scooter to the 20 mile per hour speed limit that is required by law in The State of Florida in order to ride this scooter the same as an Electric Bicycle, which does not require Tags, Insurance or a Driver’s License. If the Governor is turned off the scooter will increase the speed to approximately 32 miles per hour (52 kph).

This model also comes equipped with functional pedals, again to comply with the electric bicycle laws of the State of Florida.

The pedals can be removed from the scooter and it will not affect the functionality of the scooter.

The Governor can be turned off automatically increasing the speed capacity of the scooter as explained to approximately 32 miles per hour. In other States in the United States this may or may not be legal, but it certainly is not legal in the State of Florida if you wish to drive the scooter the same as an Electric Bicycle.


Specifications of Electric Scooters

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MODEL: EV50-EVSPA aka THE RETRO

Dimensions:

L – (1920mm), (76.59 inches)

W – (800mm), (31.50 inches)

H – (1040mm). (41 inches)

Wheelbase: (1370mm). (53.93 inches)

Other Specifications:

Voltage system: 60 Volt - 20AH lead acid battery (Also available with Lithium Ion Battery – specific order)

Tire size: front 3.50-10", rear 3.50-10" (DOT)

Weight with 20AH of lead acid battery: 112 kg. (247 pounds)

Max. Load capacity: 140 kgs. (310 pounds)

Range: 60 km @32km/h speed (40 miles at a speed if 20 miles per hour)

Charge time: 2.5amp lead acid charger is 7-8 hours

Climbing slope: 15+ degrees

Motor power: brushless 500-watt hub motor (with output of 1000 watts)

Limited speed: (32km/h), (20 miles per hour.)

Unlimited speed: (52 km/h), (32 miles per hour)

Note: This model comes with a Governor switch which limits the speed of this scooter to the 20 mile per hour speed limit that is required by law in The State of Florida in order to ride this scooter the same as an Electric Bicycle, which does not require Tags, Insurance or a Driver’s License. If the Governor is turned off the scooter will increase the speed to approximately 32 miles per hour (52 kph).

This model also comes equipped with functional pedals, again to comply with the electric bicycle laws of the State of Florida.

The pedals can be removed from the scooter and it will not affect the functionality of the scooter.

The Governor can be turned off automatically increasing the speed capacity of the scooter as explained to approximately 32 miles per hour. In other States in the United States this may or may not be legal, but it certainly is not legal in the State of Florida if you wish to drive the scooter the same as an Electric Bicycle.