Electric trikes for adults offer people the opportunity to go places that may not be accessible to them otherwise. These heavy-duty mobility scooters can travel over surfaces such as bike lanes, paved bike paths, walking paths, roads, and sidewalks. Although they are not suited for highways or roads with speed limits over 30mph where no bike lane is present, eTrikes can safely be ridden on any hard, flat, compact paved or natural surfaces like dirt, sand, gravel, and even grass. Your eTrike does not require a driver’s license, registration with the DMV, or insurance to operate anywhere bikes are permitted. An eTrike will operate on sidewalks, in bike lanes, and on bike paths where bikes are permitted, whereas a golf cart may not. Our ETR100 and ETR300 models are ADA compliant, fitting through standard doorways, so there’s no need to restrict yourself to buildings with specially designed doorways or entrances.
With a standard cell phone holder and USB charging port, eTrikeCo electric trikes for adults let you stay connected while you’re out and about on your eTrike. Since eTrikes are electric and can be plugged in to a standard 110v wall outlet, you can take yours anywhere you have access to an electrical outlet. You may be wondering if eTrikes are street legal. At the present time, eTrikes are generally subject to the same rules and regulations as regular bicycles with pedals and are therefore street legal. Keep in mind that eTrikes are not permitted on highways, interstates, and major roads with speed limits higher than 30 miles per hour unless a bike lane is present.
When it comes to taking your eTrike on the sidewalk, there are different rules depending on the jurisdiction. An eTrike being used as an ADA electric mobility device can be ridden on any sidewalk. When using your eTrike strictly for leisure purposes, there could be more restrictions of use, depending on the local laws. Wondering where you can park your eTrike? You can use any standard bicycle stand, parking spot, or anywhere that does not obstruct a pedestrian walkway or building entrance, and of course you’ll want to avoid obstructing a fire hydrant.
So where can you take your eTrike?
So many places! Electric trikes for seniors offer so many practical uses and opportunities to have fun. Use them to get around your local community, navigate heavy traffic, enjoy a walking trail or city park, explore the bike lanes instead of dealing with city driving, get out and see the countryside, or take your eTrike on vacation and do some sight-seeing when traveling. Planning a trip to a theme park? Take your eTrike. If you are using your ETR100, OR ETR300 eTrike as an ADA electric mobility device, most theme parks will allow you to use it. As different parks have different rules, you need to check with the theme park you plan to visit for guidelines and restrictions before bringing your eTrike along.
Do eTrikes go fast?
eTrikes have 3 different speed settings with a top speed of 18 mph. With headlights, taillights, turn signals and a horn, this top speed provides the driver with a safe, comfortable way to get around town with confidence. According to federal law, an electric bike/ eTrike is a two or three-wheeled vehicle with fully operational pedals, and a top speed under 20 MPH when powered by an electric motor that produces less than 750 watts. State and local regulations regarding electric trikes for adults vary greatly, so it is important to check with your local authorities regarding current laws before hitting the road with your eTrike. We recommend visiting www.peopleforbikes.org and www.bikeleague.org for additional guidance.