How can I visually tell the difference between a scooter-style e-bike and an LSM?
E-bikes may resemble conventional bicycles, or resemble scooters and limited-speed motorcycles. However some key visual differences do exist: • Unlike LSMs, the definition of an e-bike requires that it be equipped with pedals. • LSMs are required to be registered and plated whereas e-bikes are neither required to be registered or fitted with a licence plate. • E-bikes are required to bear a label that is permanently affixed by the manufacturer and appears in a conspicuous location stating, in both official languages, that the vehicle is a power-assisted bicycle as defined federally. • The easiest way to identify if your vehicle is a limited-speed motorcycle is by the label. The label is usually fastened to the steering column or under the seat. Look beside “type of vehicle” and it will say LSM/MVL. All newer models of LSMs and mopeds have a label for ease of identification. • If the vehicle was manufactured on, or after, September 1, 1988, it must have affixed a compliance label requir