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Although countries differ, the actual definition in Canada is that the
electric motor on a bicycle must be restricted to 32 km/h. It says nothing
about throttle vs. pedalec or anything about your formula above. There are
many e-bikes with throttles and switches. I'm also fairly certain the Levo has
a switch somewhere to turn it on or off or change the level of assist.
Shall we call it a motor-bicycle? It's not a bicycle and it's not a motorbike,
but legally there are many things that could be e-bikes that wouldn't match
your formula, and no matter how much you don't like it, people will abuse the
laws and ignore access issues.
There are also some companies that seem to be telling people that LSMs are
e-bikes. I've had more than one person confidently tell me that he was on an
e-bike according to the City of Vancouver while riding one of these:
So don't be surprised when one of those Zeros shows up on your local trails
because someone decided that it was an e-bike. Who's going to enforce your
definition of e-bikes on the trails?
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