What is the law?
Australia to save time and effort effectively copied the exact same laws in Europe in regards to electric bikes. It is illegal to ride an electric bicycle on the road or on bike paths with a stated power output of more than 200w without the pedal assistance system, or 250w with a pedal assist system.
Do I need a driving license?
If you’re riding an ebike that abides by the laws discribed above (EN15194) you are able to ride an electric bike without a driving license. If the bike is overpowered technically it will need to be registered as it is classified as a road vehicle and you would require a driving license.
Are there any other laws I need to be aware of?
A law that is enforced around Australia is that it is compulsory to wear a helmet and if caught not doing so may result in a fine. If the policeofficer is also having a really bad day he/she may also fine you for riding on the footpat
Do Vamos bikes abide by these laws?
Yes! Vamos Electric Bikes do indeed abide by these laws so you do not have to worry about getting pulled over when riding one of our bikes. There are many bike companies out there that sell high powered ebikes. Other than having to worry about getting pulled over by police if you were to have an accident riding a high powered electric bike you would have a huge issue with insurance as you are essentially riding an unregistered road vehicle.