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Old 11-28-2007, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electric bicycles: now legal where I live (Ontario)

(Originally written Oct/06)

This is good news:

The Ontario government announced yesterday that e-bikes are now legal to operate wherever a regular bicycle can be ridden.

They require no insurance or registration.

The restrictions are:
  • riders must be over 16
  • must wear a helmet
  • max speed must not exceed 32 km/h solely on electric power
  • max motor power: 500w
The key organization behind the push to get this law changed was the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa - a group of primarily electric car enthusiasts - just regular folks who took on this "cause" and stuck with it.


Electric bikes hit the road in Ontario

New and Alternative Vehicles - Information Update

Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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