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E-bikes and e-scooters

When you can use an electric bike or scooter.

Published: 23 January 2021

Last updated: 26 January 2021

E-bikes can be used as long as it meets Electric Assisted Pedal Assist (EAPC) rules set by the DLVA.

E-bikes that do not meet their requirements are classified as a motorised vehicle and must be taxed and insured in order to be used on the public highway. Find more information at GOV.UK.

Private e-scooters are illegal to be used on the public highway and users can be liable to enforcement action undertaken by the police.