Riding an electric bike

Electric bikes - kick scooters and cargo bikes allow cyclists to cover long distances, without getting tired while respecting the environment. They are similar to cycles, depending on the power of the engine.

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Electric vehicles are an ideal alternative to scooters and motorbikes as they allow users to cover long distances without consuming any fuel or making any noise.

They are divided into two categories of vehicle:

Light mopeds

The power of these vehicles must not exceed 500 watts and a maximum speed of 20 km/h without pedal assistance (25 km/h with pedal assistance).

This category includes electric scooters with identical technical characteristics and cycle rickshaws weighing up to 200 kg. A number plate is not necessary. Age: 14 years with a G or M licence, from 16 years without a licence. Helmet recommended.

Vehicles in this category must behave as bicycles and must use bicycle facilities. They are not allowed on sidewalks or pedestrian areas, unless a "cycle" exemption specifically states so.

Moped

The power of these vehicles must not exceed 1,000 watts and a maximum speed of 30 km/h without pedal assistance (45 km/h with pedal assistance).

This category includes cargo bikes and personal transporters (power up to 2,000 watts) with identical technical characteristics.

  • Number plate: a number plate is essential.
  • Age: 14 years with a G or M licence.
  • Helmet: helmet is mandatory: cycle or moped helmet for vehicles with a speed in excess of 20 km/h and when pedal assistance is greater than 45 km/h. 

Vehicles in this category must behave like mopeds and use bicycle facilities. Please note that the "excepted bicycles" exemption, which allows bicycles to travel on sidewalks or pedestrian areas, does not include them. They are prohibited. Only the mention "excepted cycles and mopeds" authorizes their circulation on the above-mentioned spaces.

More information

Information is available on the Genèveroule website. The website also enables you to reserve bikes. 

Article modifié le 23.01.2024 à 09:19