California Vehicle Code > Veh. Code §385.5. Neighborhood Electric Vehicles
(a) A “low-speed vehicle” is a motor vehicle that meets all of the following requirements:
(1) Has four wheels.
(2) Can attain a speed, in one mile, of more than 20 miles per hour and not more than 25 miles per hour, on a paved level surface.
(3) Has a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 3,000 pounds.
(b) (1) For the purposes of this section, a “low-speed vehicle” is not a golf cart, except when operated pursuant to Section 21115 or 21115.1.
(2) A “low-speed vehicle” is also known as a “neighborhood electric vehicle.”
(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 66, Sec. 1. Effective July 12, 2006.)