It's a bike... It's a motorcycle... It's a... Class 2 e-bike! Learn about what it means to have a class 2 e-bike in California.
When choosing an electric bike life, it is important to consider the legal implications of your purchase. Here at HMP Bikes, we celebrate and specialize in Class 2 e-bikes.
" In California, these vehicles offer a motorcycle-like experience without the need for a license, license plate, registration, or insurance"
What is an E-Bike?
E-bike, E-moped, and E-scooter are all possible names for our HMP Electric Moped. The "E" stands for electric, meaning you can skip the high gas prices and opt for an outlet instead. The term moped has been popularized to describe a vehicle design like our HMP Electric Moped that has an enclosed battery, a step-through body, a seat, and a floor bed.
Mopeds are more compact and easier to handle than a car or motorcycle, and are more powerful and robust than a bicycle. With the capacity for storage compartments or a passenger, our e-Mopeds are ideal for getting around town, running errands, commuting, and delivering. Rather than having to haul around several thousands of pounds when taking a car, our fully electric mopeds offer a convenient, affordable, and environmentally friendly alternative.
What makes a Class 2 E-Bike?
Under the category of electric bikes fall Class 2 E-Bikes. As specified by the California DMV, a class 2 e-bike is a throttle-assisted bicycle with a motor that has a speed limit of 20MPH: "Class 2: A low speed throttle-assisted electric bicycle [...] speed of 20 mph".
The wattage of Class 2 motors varies from 250 watts to 750 watts. For an electric moped to be considered an e-bike, it must have pedals.
Our 750 W peak motor and pedal assists allow you to enjoy the most power and convenience class 2 e-bikes can offer. Our mopeds feature robust motors that can easily climb hills, but also have the option of pedals to assist on steep hills, in emergencies, or simply for some exercise.
What can I do with a class 2 E-Bike?
Our Class 2 electric bikes offer many possibilities. In California, these vehicles offer a motorcycle-like experience without the need for a license, license plate, registration, or insurance. Although we recommend the safe use of a helmet, even that is not required for anyone over 17 years of age.
Class 2 E-Bikes also allow you to skip the traffic and packed parking lots. Because they are classified as bikes, they can ride on bike lanes and park virtually anywhere. Also, you can enjoy the outdoors on any trail that allows trail riding.
Getting an eMoped is a low-maintenance, one-time purchase that you will reap benefits from for years. Our class 2 e-bikes are the perfect fit for anybody looking for fun, versatile, and convenient transportation without the hassles of gas, DMV fees, and sweaty bike rides.