Ebike regulations in PEI
On Prince Edward Island, a power-assist bicycle, also known as an electric bike or e-bike, is a type of pedal-driven bicycle with an integrated electric motor that helps to propel the vehicle. The following are some of the requirements that a bicycle need to fulfill to be considered legal in PEI. 
  • Steering handlebars
  • Two or three wheels that make contact with the ground
  • Functioning pedals
  • An electric motor with a maximum output of 500 Watts
  • A top speed of 32 km/h
  • A maximum weight capacity of 120 kg
  • Wheels with a minimum diameter of 406.4 mm
  • A label from the manufacturer indicating that the device is a power-assisted bicycle and complies with provincial laws, displayed in both official languages.
  • A headlight and taillight that are securely mounted
  • Reflex reflectors for increased visibility
  • Brakes on all wheels or on each axle
  • An operable bell or horn
  • A mechanism, separate from the accelerator controller, that allows the operator to turn the motor on and off while riding, or prevents the motor from turning on or off until the bicycle reaches a speed of 3 km/hr.


  • keep both your hands on the handlebars except when making a hand signal;
  • keep both your feet on the pedals;
  • ride in a single file except when overtaking and passing another cycle;
  • make sure your bike is equipped with at least one headlamp (but not more than two), one red tail lamp and at least one red reflector mounted on the rear of the cycle when cycling at night;
  • ride on a sidewalk;
  • ride on a highway where signs prohibit bicycles;
  • ride the wrong way on a one-way street. There are no traffic signs in place for wrong way drivers;
  • carry more people at one time than the cycle was designed for; or
  • hold onto or attach the cycle to any other moving vehicle.

For more details on the moped regulations, please refer to : https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/transportation-and-infrastructure/power-assisted-bicycles