Insurance Challenge: E-Bikes

Insurance Challenge: E-Bikes

March 06, 2024

Electric bikes are becoming more popular and they also present liability risks that you should be aware of when you purchase these bikes. These bikes are covered automatically for being stolen or damaged under your Homeowner’s Policy.

Now, once you ride these bikes away from your Residence Premises (Your House Lot) and cause property damage to other bikes, buildings, or cars there is no Liability Coverage. More importantly, if you cause an accident that results in Bodily Injury to other people, again no coverage.

It is imperative if you own one of these bikes, you call your agent. We now have access to a Standalone E-Bike Insurance Policy with an annual cost of under $100 to protect you when riding these motorized bikes.

The more you know…..The better protected your Life Assets will be.

What is an E-Bike?

An e-bike is a bicycle with pedals and an electric motor that can assist in propulsion. Acceptable vehicle types may vary by state, but in general, acceptable vehicles include any class 1, 2, or 3 e-bike: 

  • Class 1: Pedal-assist up to 20 mph
  • Class 2: Throttle-assist up to 20 mph (pedaling not necessary)
  • Class 3: Pedal-assist up to 28 mph (not acceptable in some states)
  • E-bikes not listed in Progressive's list of acceptable e-bikes may be acceptable as Other. 

Get a Quote Today

Ready to discuss coverage for your e-bike? Contact us today to get a quote. Simply call us at 401-253-6542 or click below to get a quote. 

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