What is the difference between an electric bicycle and an electric moped?
Electric bicycles can legally be ridden by anyone aged 14 or over, without the need for it to be registered, riders to have a licence or to be insured.
An electric bicycle must produce no more than 250 watts of power and the engine must cut out at 15.5mph. It must also have pedals that can propel it. Once it goes over 250 watts, an electric bicycle is no longer a bicycle and becomes an electric moped.