What licence
do I need?

If you’re already licensed to ride a moped your driving licence will show as category P.

The new rules will not affect you, but any new licences issued to you will show categories AM and Q, as well as category P. This means you will also be allowed to ride 2 or 3-wheeled mopeds with a top speed of 50 km/h.

Below is a summary. Riders should follow the government website https://www.gov.uk/ride-motorcycle-moped for more detail.

Car Driving Test Passed before Feb 1 2001

For electric mopeds restricted to 28mph (45kmh) you do not have to take a CBT course if you aquired a driving licence before February 2001. The driver does not have to display an L Plate (This will apply to a U Series , M+ and N)

Electric mopeds that are capable of speeds in excess of 28mph / 45kmph are classed as L3e-A1 and you will need to display an L Plate. (This will apply to an NGT)

Car Driving Test Passed after Feb 1 2001 or don’t have a driving licence.

For electric mopeds restricted to 28mph (45kmh) you need to take CBT course and can be ridden by any rider 16 or over (who has passed the CBT) If you hold a current driving licence you will not need to take further theory and practical tests or take CBT again. If you don’t you will need to retake every 2 years. (This will apply to a U Series , M+ and N)

Electric mopeds that are capable of speeds in excess of 28mph / 45kmph are classed as L3e-A1 and you will need to take a CBT and be over 17 and display an L Plate. (This will apply to an NGT)

Licence category Vehicles you can ride Requirements for licence Minimum age
AM Mopeds with speed range of 25 km/h to 45 km/h Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test on all powered 2-wheeled moped 16
AM Small 3-wheelers (up to 50 cc and below 4 kW) CBT, theory test, practical test 16
AM Light quadricycles (weighing under 350 kg, top speed 45 km/h) CBT, theory test, practical test 16
Q Same as AM plus 2 or 3-wheeled mopeds with top speed of 25 km/h Granted with AM 16
A1 Light motorcycle up to 11 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.1 kW per kg) and 125 cc CBT, theory test, practical test 17
A1 Motor tricycles with a power output not more than 15 kW CBT, theory test, practical test 17
A2 Standard motorcycle up to 35 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.2 kWper kg), bike must not be derived from vehicle more than twice its power Direct access route – theory and practical

Progressive access route – 2 years experience on A1 motorbike and a further practical test

19
A Unrestricted motorcycles in size/power, with or without a sidecar, and motor tricycles with power output over 15 kW Direct access route – CBTtheory and practical (you must be at least 24)

Progressive access route – held an A2 licence for a minimum of 2 years – practical test (21 or over)

24 (direct) or 21 (progressive access)

Above is a summary. Riders should follow the government website https://www.gov.uk/ride-motorcycle-moped for more detail.

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Fast Charge
60mph
62mi
3.5hrs
Spec:
72v 30.15Ah
Cell:
Lithium-Ion
Power:
5000w
Weight:
128kg
Seat Height:
110cm
Tyre Size (in):
110/70-17
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E 0017 Artisan Ev1200 Electric Scooter 56
£2,995.00-£3,095.00
28mph
25mi
6hrs
Spec:
60v 20Ah
Cell:
Power:
Weight:
92Kg
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Tyre Size (in):
110/90-10
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52mph
93mi
3h
Spec:
72V 48A
Cell:
Li-Ion
Power:
8000W
Weight:
85Kg
Seat Height:
Tyre Size (in):
2.25/2.5-19
Yes
Horwin Cr6 Electric Motorbike 0012 Layer 3
£4,599.00£4,999.00
58mph
65mi
3H
Spec:
72v 55Ah
Cell:
Panasonic 18650
Power:
6200W
Weight:
134kg
Seat Height:
870mm
Tyre Size (in):
17in
Yes
Horwin Ek1 Electric Moped 0014 Ek1 Matte Orange
£2,499.00-£3,799.00
28mph
45mi (SR) - 60mi (ER)
5h
Spec:
72V, 26Ah (Standard Range) / 36Ah (Comfort Range)
Cell:
Power:
2000W
Weight:
92kg
Seat Height:
780mm
Tyre Size (in):
14"
Yes
Horwin Ek3 Electric Moped 0013 Layer 4
£3,399.00-£4,399.00
60mph
60mi (single battery)
4h
Spec:
72 V, 40Ah (single battery)
Cell:
Power:
6.2 kW
Weight:
95kg
Seat Height:
113cm
Tyre Size (in):
100/ 80-14
Yes
Horwin Sk3 Electric Moped 0010 Gold
£3,249.00-£4,299.00
56mph
50 mi- Single Cell / 99 miles - Dual Cell
4.5h
Spec:
72v 36Ah Lithium-Ion
Cell:
Power:
6300w
Weight:
112kg
Seat Height:
790mm
Tyre Size (in):
14
Yes