General Provisions and Definitions for Oregon Vehicle Code

ORS 801.258
“Electric assisted bicycle

“Electric assisted bicycle” means a vehicle that:


Is designed to be operated on the ground on wheels;


Has a seat or saddle for use of the rider;


Is designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with the ground;


Has both fully operative pedals for human propulsion and an electric motor; and


Is equipped with an electric motor that:


Has a power output of not more than 1,000 watts; and


Is incapable of propelling the vehicle at a speed of greater than 20 miles per hour on level ground. [1997 c.400 §2; 1999 c.59 §233]


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