An Act to amend Section 406 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.

  • Date Enacted: Jun 25, 2014


This bill increases the maximum horsepower allowed under state law for electric scooters and mopeds from two to four. Citation: AB 2173

Key Definitions: 406. (a) A “motorized bicycle” or “moped” is a two-wheeled or three-wheeled device having fully operative pedals for propulsion by human power, or having no pedals if powered solely by electrical energy, and an automatic transmission and a motor that produces less than 4 gross brake horsepower and is capable of propelling the device at a maximum speed of not more than 30 miles per hour on level ground.
Citation: AB 2173

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  • California, US
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