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YOU DO NOT NEED ANY LICENSE OR PLATES FOR ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS BECAUSE THEY WERE BUILT UNDER THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS. E-BIKES ARE TREATED AS REGULAR BICYCLES UNDER MOST CASES. THEREFORE, E-BIKE RIDERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE SAME RULES OF THE ROAD AS REGULAR BICYCLE RIDERS. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE TRYING TO GO FASTER ON YOUR BIKE, YOU WILL NEED TO GET A PLATE AND INSURANCE FOR YOUR BIKE.
All Emmo e-bike speeds are limited to 32km/h which is the legal speed limit of power-assist bike (e-bikes). You will need a license and a plate for your e-bike plus insurance if you would like to go faster. For further information, please contact your local ministry of transportation.
In general, you should ride the e-bike on the bike lanes, or on the far right side of the main road if there is no bike lane available. Riding bikes or e-bikes on the sidewalk is not allowed in most cities. E-Bikes are generally allowed on most trails. However, please be aware that some municipalities may define e-bikes differently and not allow e-bikes on bike lanes or certain trails. Please review your local bylaws and bike trail rules before your rides.
Besides the speed limit of 32km/h, some others rules are set forth to define a power-assisted bicycle (e-bike), such as the weight (no more than 265 lbs), motor output(max 500W), operable pedals and etc.
Normally, there is an age limit for riding an e-bike (applied to both the rider and passenger), which varies in different provinces. Typically, it is at least 16 year in British Columbia, Ontario and Newfoundland, while it is 14 in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Quebec.
Helmet is mandatory to operate an e-bike in most provinces. In general, a bicycle helmet is good for riding an e-bike. However, there are some different requirements for helmets in some provinces. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with your local bylaw before riding your e-bike.
A passenger is allowed as long as the bike is designed with a passenger seat.