Veh. Code §385.5. Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Defined

California Vehicle Code  >   Veg. Code §358.5. 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.)