California Vehicle Code
Sec. § 385.5


A “low-speed vehicle” is a motor vehicle that meets all of the following requirements:


Has four wheels.


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.


Has a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 3,000 pounds.


(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.


A “low-speed vehicle” is also known as a “neighborhood electric vehicle.”
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