E-bike laws and regulation in Texas, 2013

  • Date Enacted: Jan 1, 2013

Summary

Laws and regulations relevant to e-bikes in Texas, see the summary table below:

Is it essentially classified and treated as a bicycle?

 Yes

Is a driver’s license required to operate an e-bike?

 No

Is the e-bike required to be registered with the state?

 No

What is the minimum age of operation of an e-bike?

 No restriction

What is the maximum power output permitted?

 No specification

What is the maximum speed of operation permitted?

 20

Are fully functional pedals required for operation?

 No

Is the state definition in line with the federal definition?

 No

Is a helmet required for operating an e-bike?

 No

Are e-bikes permitted on shared-use paths and trails?

 Yes

Are e-bikes permitted on sidewalks?

 Yes

Citation: Tex. Trans. Code §541.201 (24); §541.202 (4); §551.106

Citation: Tex. Trans. Code §541.201 (24); §541.202 (4); §551.106
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