308-96A-139 - Neighborhood and medium speed electric vehicles - Requirements

308-96A-139. Neighborhood and medium speed electric vehicles - Requirements

(1) Do I have to license my neighborhood or medium speed electric vehicle to drive on the road?

Yes, you must license your vehicle to obtain a registration certificate. The registration certificate will indicate that your vehicle is a neighborhood or medium speed electric vehicle.

(2) What fees will I pay to license my neighborhood or medium speed electric vehicle?

You are required to pay all licensing fees for a passenger motor vehicle or truck (if equipped with a bed).

(3) Do I have to complete a form to license my motor vehicle?

Yes, in addition to all other forms required by law or rule, you must complete the Neighborhood/Medium Speed Electric Vehicle Certification form.

(4) If I use my vehicle for commercial purposes, is it licensed differently?

No. Your license will appear the same; however, if you wish to park in loading zones, you must license your motor vehicle with truck plates.

(5) Are there restrictions on where a neighborhood or medium speed electric vehicle can be driven?

Yes. The restrictions can be found in RCW 46.61.723 and 46.61.725.

(6) How do I prove that my motor vehicle qualifies as a neighborhood or medium speed electric vehicle?

New vehicles must have a statement on the manufacturer's statement of origin that indicates the motor vehicle conforms to federal regulations under Title 49 C.F.R. Part 571.500. If it is a used vehicle and the ownership document does not indicate it, the owner can complete the Neighborhood/Medium Speed Electric Vehicle Certification form as proof.

Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 10-19-062, ยง 308-96A-139, filed 9/14/10, effective 10/15/10.

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