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Should I register an electric bicycle?

Verified 28 juin 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

An electric bicycle must be registered in some cases. Registration may be required depending on the engine power and/or the maximum speed of the bicycle.

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1000W engine power with a cycle pedal between 5 and 25km/h

An electric bicycle can have a motor power of 1000 W with a cycle pedalling between 5 and 25 km/h. It then belongs to the class of mopeds (class L1e-a).

If you buy an electric bicycle of this class, you must register it. The registration procedure varies depending on whether the bicycle is nine or used.

Maximum speed 45 km/h

An electric bicycle can go up to 28 mph. It then belongs to the class of mopeds (class L1e-b).

If you buy an electric bicycle of this class, you must register it. The registration procedure varies depending on whether the bicycle is nine or used.

Maximum engine power of 250 W and maximum speed of 25 km/h

A power assisted bicycle has a maximum engine power of 250 W and a maximum speed of 25 km/h. He can drive on the public highway. You don't have to register it to use it.

  Warning : bicycles that can go beyond 15 mph are unbridled bicycles. They are not allowed to travel on public roads.