Electric Vehicle (EV) Definition
An EV is defined as a vehicle that:
- Does not have the ability to be propelled by gasoline
- Draws electricity from a battery with a capacity of at least four kilowatt-hours and is capable of being charged from an external source
- Has not been modified from the original equipment manufacturer power train specifications
- Has a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less
- Has a maximum speed of at least 65 miles per hour, and
- Meets applicable requirements in Title 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Section 571.
(Reference North Carolina General Statutes 20-4.01)
Jurisdiction: North Carolina
Type: Laws and Regulations
Enacted: May 26, 2011
Technologies: EVs, PHEVs
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