Are Electric Scooters Legal in West Virginia?

The suggested guidance from the State of West Virginia is that electric cooters would fall under the e-bike / moped category.


  • E-bikes are defined as “mopeds” under West Virginia law. As “mopeds,” e-bikes are not subject to all of the same rules of the road that apply to bicycles.
  • As a “moped,” an e-bike is a form of motor vehicle and is subject to motor vehicle laws including licensing, registration, and insurance.
  • E-bike riders must wear helmets.
  • E-bike riders must be at least 15 years of age.
  • E-bikes are not allowed on sidewalks.
  • Consult your local authority or agency for information regarding whether e-bikes are permitted on bicycle paths in your area.

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