Low- and Medium-Speed Vehicle Access to Roadways
A low-speed electric vehicle (EV) is any four-wheeled EV powered by an electric motor that draws current from rechargeable storage batteries or other sources of electric current and whose top speed is greater than 20 miles per hour (mph) but not greater than 25 mph. Low-speed EVs may not operate on streets or highways with posted speed limits greater than 35 mph but may cross a street or highway with a posted speed limit greater than 35 mph.
A medium-speed EV is defined as any self-propelled, electrically powered four-wheeled motor vehicle, whose top speed is greater than 30 miles per hour (mph) but not greater than 35 mph. Medium-speed EVs must be registered according to the Oklahoma Vehicle License and Registration Act. Medium-speed EVs may operate on roadways with a posted speed limit of up to 45 mph but are not permitted to travel on any highway in the state that is a part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. Low- and medium-speed EVs must meet the safety standards specified in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500.
Type: Laws and Regulations
Enacted: Jun 2, 2008
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