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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28
50
7 hours or 4 with optional Fast Charger
Spec:
48v / 2 Kwh
Cell:
Samsung
Power:
2 kw
Weight:
79Kg
Seat Height:
820 mm
Tyre Size (in):
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28
50
7 hours or 4 with optional Fast Charger
Spec:
48v / 2 Kwh
Cell:
Samsung
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2 kw
Weight:
79Kg
Seat Height:
820 mm
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13 inch rim
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£4,099.00
60mi
46mi
5hr
Spec:
4th Gen.
Cell:
NIU Energy Lithium Battery
Power:
6500W
Weight:
128kg
Seat Height:
816mm
Tyre Size (in):
16in
Yes
Niu Mqi Gt + Extended Range Electric Bike
£3,199.00-£3,899.00
30 - 45 mph
46 -56
4.5 - 6
Spec:
2x 48v (31 - 42Ah)
Cell:
EVE & Panasonic
Power:
3100W
Weight:
113 - 115 Kg
Seat Height:
790mm
Tyre Size (in):
14
Yes
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£2,299.00
28 mph
40
9.0
Spec:
48V 42Ah
Cell:
Panasonic
Power:
1400W
Weight:
72kg
Seat Height:
750mm
Tyre Size (in):
10
No
50 mph
56
6
Spec:
2 x 60V 35Ah
Cell:
Power:
4600W
Weight:
109kg
Seat Height:
32.1"
Tyre Size (in):
14
Yes
Niu Nqi Sport Electric Moped Red
£2,476.00
28 mph
53
7.0
Spec:
60V 29Ah
Cell:
Panasonic
Power:
1800W
Weight:
89kg
Seat Height:
760mm
Tyre Size (in):
12
No
Niu Uqi Gt 2022 Matte Black
£2,099.00-£2,399.00
28 mph
48
7.0
Spec:
48V 42Ah
Cell:
Panasonic
Power:
1500W
Weight:
75kg
Seat Height:
840mm
Tyre Size (in):
14
No
45mph
77
9.0
Spec:
2 x 60V 29Ah
Cell:
Panasonic
Power:
3500W
Weight:
116kg
Seat Height:
760mm
Tyre Size (in):
12
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