Class three e-bikes are similar to class one models but with a top pedal assist system (PAS) speed of 28 mph instead of 20 mph. Unlike class two e-bikes, they do not include a throttle.
However, it's worth noting that some e-bike manufacturers offer class two models with throttles that can be "uprated" to class three speeds of 28 mph via an app. While these e-bikes are technically "out of class," they may still be sold as class two models with a disclaimer that the owner is responsible for ensuring the e-bike complies with local regulations.
What are electric bike classifications? Learn more about e-bike classifications and state laws.