you guys aren't getting it, this has nothing to do with mopeds, it is for electric bikes- mopeds are included because electric bikes and mopeds are defined by the part of the vehicle code in CA, sort of.
I guess someone realized that electric bikes would sort of work if you had 3,000 watts to play with instead of 1,500 (or 1,000 for the no plate/license requirement- see? the tiered licensing system didn't really work)
scooters are not even close to mopeds is CA, no pedals = motorcycle
it doesn't change anything for mopeds because nobody gives a shit even now