California Vehicle Code
(a) A low-speed vehicle is a motor vehicle that meets all of the following requirements:
(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.