That has yet to be approved and the new law has to pass.. Not yet in application.
Plus they only allow peddle-assist NO-THROTTLE eBikes.
If you have a twist or thumb throttle, they can take your eBike away, even if your not using the throttle and only using peddle assist.
This is stupid. Both means top out at 20 mph anyways.
I could probably design a peddle assist to go much faster than 20 mph if I was so inclined.
The lack of throttle doesnt make it any safer. THis is such BS. The lack of throttle just makes it harder to control power to wheels (especially for ebikes with cheap cadence sensors that do not have torque sensing ability). You can have a sense of how uneducated people who try to regulate eBikes in NYC are. You can have a peddle assist 750W mid-drive (which can be tweeked to reach 30-35 mph), yet if you have a tiny weak 250W geared hub that tops out at a maximum 16 mph with full throttle applied, it`s illegal because it has a throttle. Clearly they have absolutely no idea about how to regulate ebikes. Sombody is going to come up with a wireless throttle hidden in your coat sleeveto avoid that stupid regulation... AN there you go, the eBike has no throttle... My coat has a throttle. Clearly, NYC is missing the mark here. Throttled eBikes are legal in california and they are regulated. NYC again, doing stuff they should not be doing, trying to regulate ebikes by people who have never even ridden one in their life. More and more wealthy people want to ride ebikes! Let us do it.
Following that stupid logic, we should add some pedals to sporty motorcyles and remove their throttle.