Do you know how to classify E-bikes ?

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the everyday lives of American have drastically changed. Electric bikes are becoming more and more popular and quietly turn into an indispensable part of daily life. So more and more people have got their own electric bikes.

Better access for e-bikes will help more people recreate, improve the overall visitor experience, provide solutions  for  pressing issues  such  as  traffic  congestion and parking. And riding an E-bike can bring you many benefits both physically and mentally. However, regulation of e-bikes in the United States has been confused by state, and there are no uniform e-bike laws and regulations. On Friday, August 30, 2019, the Department of the Interior released a policy to regulate the use of electric bikes.  

Do you know about the classifications of electric bikes? The order clearly define the three classes of electric bikes. Different levels of electric bike has different own characteristics, applicable laws and regulations. So learn more about the three classes before you decide to buy which class of e-bike, those classes are as follows:

1. Class 1 electric bike: pedal-assist electric bikes with low speed and with a motor that is activated through pedaling. The motor will cease to provide assistance when the bike reaches the speed of 20 mph.

2. Class 2 electric bike: throttle electric bikes with a motor that is geared by a throttle(it could be grip-twist or a button), which could be used even without pedaling. This class of ebikes has a maximum speed of 28 mph. HJM Toury and HJM Toury Step-Thru belong to class 2 e-bike. HJM ebikes are the most cost-effective among similar bikes. It’s selling like hot cakes!

3. Class 3 electric bike: also pedal-assist electric bikes, same as class 1, but the maximum speed is 28 mph and they are equipped with a speedometer.

Of course, the United States is a large country of 50 states, each with different local laws and rules that change frequently. You should familiarize yourself with local rules and regulations, be sure to pay attention to them before you ride.

After knowing the three classes of electric bikes, now let’s choose the most appropriate one for us and start our cycling trip.