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SECTION 102-C
Bicycle with electric assist
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 1, ARTICLE 1
§ 102-c. Bicycle with electric assist. A bicycle which is no more than
thirty-six inches wide and has an electric motor of less than seven
hundred fifty watts, equipped with operable pedals, meeting the
equipment and manufacturing requirements for bicycles adopted by the
Consumer Product Safety Commission under 16 C.F.R. Part 1512.1 et seq.
and meeting the requirements of one of the following three classes:

(a) "Class one bicycle with electric assist." A bicycle with electric
assist having an electric motor that provides assistance only when the
person operating such bicycle is pedaling, and that ceases to provide
assistance when such bicycle reaches a speed of twenty miles per hour.

(b) "Class two bicycle with electric assist." A bicycle with electric
assist having an electric motor that may be used exclusively to propel
such bicycle, and that is not capable of providing assistance when such
bicycle reaches a speed of twenty miles per hour.

(c) "Class three bicycle with electric assist." Solely within a city
having a population of one million or more, a bicycle with electric
assist having an electric motor that may be used exclusively to propel
such bicycle, and that is not capable of providing assistance when such
bicycle reaches a speed of twenty-five miles per hour.