While there are many differences between European countries, the European Commission has made a recommendation that could make riding an electric bike illegal.
The Commission said that e-bikes fall within the scope of its motorised vehicles type approval directive, which requires e-bikes to be covered by motor insurance.
Electric bikes are legal in the UK as long as they are registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). They also need a licence and insurance
Not all eBikes are legal in the UK. There are some exceptions to this rule, though. First of all, an e-bike cannot be used on motorways. Second-hand e-bikes are legal in the UK.
The National Police Agency is changing the rules for these vehicles. Segways and other electric scooters are allowed on public roads.
The rules governing electric bikes in Australia differ from state to state. In some states, they are considered scooters and must be registered. In others, they are motorcycles and must be registered.
While the Australian government has not passed any laws concerning ebikes, many cities have laws governing them. The most important regulations apply to overpowered electric bikes.