Ontario law not keeping up with new evolution of the e-bike

An investigation by our brother station, Newstalk 1010, has revealed it may be time for the province to consider new regulations governing e-bikes.

Some of the hottest new selling scooters not only look like motorcycles but their performance also matches the look

Safety advocates argue that could spell trouble on the road because Ontario's laws say the rider does not need a license or training.

In fact, Ontario  law considers them a bicycle, because they have pedals.

An e-bike must stay below 32 km/h to meet current provincial guidelines but our investigation has revealed, some Toronto area retailers are selling bike's that can go twice as fast.

One retailer concedes some new models are more like motorcycles than bicycles.

It's been almost a decade since the province last updated its rules on e- bikes.