Because electric scooters follow the same rules as 50cc scooters, you need to be at least 16 and have a CBT to get on the road. CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training and is a one-day course that teaches you all you need to know about safe road use.
Do you need a CBT for an electric bike?
Electric Motorbikes / Mopeds that are capable of getting to speeds in excess of 28mph are classed as L3e-A1. There is no speed restriction however you must be 17 or above and have passed a CBT course OR have a full motorcycle licence.
Can I ride a scooter without CBT?
You can ride a moped (up to 50cc) without L plates. You do not need to take a CBT course or take the full moped test. You must take CBT if you want to ride anything larger than a 50cc moped.
What licence do I need for an electric scooter?
Electric Kickstand Scooter
If your electric scooter goes over 30mph it is classed as a full road vehicle, and follows the same rules as a 50cc petrol scooter. This means you need a valid CBT at the very minimum, but that you can also hold a full motorbike licence.
Do you need a licence for an electric scooter UK?
The sale and purchase of scooters is legal, yet there are a multitude of restrictions on where they can be ridden. For now, the UK does not permit e-scooters to be ridden on public roads, bike lanes, or pedestrian walkways. Because of this ban, driver’s licenses are not required to operate an electric scooter.
Why are e-scooters illegal?
They are subject to all the same legal requirements – MOT, tax, licensing and specific construction. And so, because e-scooters don’t always have visible rear red lights, number plates or signalling ability, that’s why they can’t be used legally on roads.
Can you ride an electric bike if you are banned from driving?
Electric bikes (EAPC’s) are an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative means of transport for drivers who are disqualified from driving. Electric bikes that meet certain specific technical requirements do not need to be registered, insured, taxed and no licence is required to ride them.
Can I ride 125cc on motorway?
Can I ride a 125cc on the motorway? Yes, you can ride a 125cc motorcycle on the motorway if you have a full motorcycle licence. You cannot ride on the motorway if you only have a CBT.
How fast can a 125cc bike go?
The average 125cc bike will likely have a top speed of around 70mph, and should be able to cruise along at 50 to 60mph quite comfortably.
What cc bike can I ride at 19?
A1 licence (allowing you to ride a 125cc bike) if you are 17 or over. A2 licence (limiting you to a bike up to 35kw) if you are 19 and over. A licence (allowing you to ride any bike of any sized engine) if you are 24 or over.