August 2, 2020
- NYS law will allow people to operate bicycles with
electric assist (e-bikes) and electric scooters (e-scooters) on some
highways in New York State. E-bikes have an electric motor and operable
You can operate e-bikes where there is a posted speed limit of 30 MPH
or less. Municipalities can further regulate e-bikes or e-scooters.
NYS DMV page, which has additional details and definitions of e-bikes and e-scooters.
Car and Driver magazine has a great on-line article
on the history of electric vehicles, from the first carriages built in
the early 1800s to the first commercially available EV (the 1890s
"Electrobat"), all the way up to the second-generation Nissan Leaf and
Tesla Model 3. (It was published March 2018, so doesn't go past there.)