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Low-Speed Electric Vehicle (EV) Access To Roadways

This low-speed electric vehicle is self-propelled, uses electricity as the primary propulsion method, has at least three wheels in contact with the ground, uses no steering wheel, has a chassis number, and meets the manufacturer's requirements under Title 49 of the Federal Code, Section 565.

Low-speed electric vehicles can be used on highways with a speed limit of up to 40 miles per hour (mph), as long as the lane width is at least 11 feet, the highway has two or more lanes in each direction. You can also browse online resources to find information about low speed electric vehicles.

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Low-speed electric vehicles should only be used on roads with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less. However, low-speed electric vehicles can directly cross any lane with a speed limit above 55 km/h.

A class B low-speed electric vehicle is defined as a low-speed electric vehicle that can travel more than 40 mph but less than 45 mph. Class B low-speed electric vehicles may only operate on highways with a speed limit of 75 mph or less, but may directly crossroads with a speed limit of over 72 mph.

Department of Transportation adopted federal slow electric vehicle safety standards that allow operation at speeds above 40 km/h but less than 45 miles per hour are permitted. Neither slow electric vehicles nor slow B class electric vehicles may be operated on restricted highways.