top of page

Use code SCNEWCUST15 for 15% off ALL scooters through month-end.  Redeem here

Understanding Licensing Requirements for Electric Mopeds

With the rise of eco-friendly transportation, electric mopeds have become a popular choice for efficient and convenient travel within cities and urban areas. Potential riders often ask: Do you need a license for an electric moped?

The answer to this common question varies based on local laws and regulations, which differ widely from region to region, and the specific classification of the electric moped. Generally speaking, an 'electric moped' is typified by having a motor no more powerful than 1-2kW and designed to not exceed certain speed limits (usually around 30 mph or 48 km/h), but definitions can vary.

In the United States, for example, electric mopeds are categorized as motor vehicles and riders are typically required to have at least a valid driver's license. Some states may require a motorcycle endorsement or a specific moped license. Aside from licensing, there may be additional legal requirements such as registration, insurance, and the use of a helmet.

In the European Union, the AM category of license is generally needed to ride mopeds, including electric ones, with power not exceeding 4 kW and top speeds of 45 km/h. Younger riders may have access to these vehicles from the age of 16. National regulations can adapt these EU directives, so it's always advisable to check the specifics within your own country.

To ensure you remain compliant with the law, the best course of action is to consult your local department of motor vehicles or equivalent authority. They will provide the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding licensing requirements, as well as other legal requirements for operating an electric moped. It's also a worthwhile investment to take safety courses, even if not legally mandated, to ensure you ride your electric moped safely and confidently.

For those considering purchasing an electric moped, this is a key consideration to take into account before making your investment. Understanding your local laws will not only keep you on the right side of the law but will also enhance your riding experience by ensuring you are fully prepared and qualified to take to the road.

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy

Levy Electric Scooter Icons


Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more


Interested in working at Levy?


Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you


Technical specs for all of our scooters


The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter


Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best


Learn more about electric scooter tires


Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city


Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired


Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page