Are you looking to purchase an electric bike in Canada? If so, you're in luck! Electric bikes, also known as electrically assisted bicycles, electric scooters, electric bicycles and electric scooters, are easy to own and operate. In fact, they don't require a license, license plate, or insurance to own or operate. Federal law classifies electric assisted bicycles in Canada, while each province may make minor changes such as age requirements. Municipalities may also make changes as to where they are allowed to be used.
In Quebec, most electric bicycles are hybrid bicycles with electric assistance and road bikes with electric assistance. Electric bikes and scooters allow you to move without pedaling, but there are a few differences between them. However, it is illegal to ride an electric scooter in bike lanes in Quebec. A moped or scooter that can go faster than the official definition of a moped or scooter is no longer considered one.
To meet the definition of a moped or scooter, the vehicle must have two or three wheels and be equipped with an electric motor or a gasoline engine with a displacement of not more than 50 cc and an automatic transmission. It is prohibited to modify a moped or scooter to increase its power or maximum speed, since the vehicle would no longer meet the definition of a moped or scooter. Whether you're new to owning an e-bike or you're looking to upgrade your performance with a QuietKat, there are some e-bike rules in Canada that you should be aware of before you hit the road or off the road.