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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 500
The federal government has released new standards for low speed vehicles and neighborrhood electric vehicles.

The earliest golf carts and electric powered vehicles that were used on public streets were incapable of achieving top speeds in excess of 20 MPH and were only governed by local or state regulations. Once the manufacturers saw the growing demand for expanded applications, the factories began to install more powerful motors to increase the electric vehicle's top speeds. Suddenly, these versatile, fuel-efficient utility vehicles began to show up in golf course communities, resort areas, neighborhoods, office parks, medical facilities and industrial plants. The NHTSA followed up with the release of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 500 to establish a separate category for the electric-powered, low-speed vehicle.

The new vehicle classification as defined by Safety Standard No. 500 limits electric vehicles in the category of low speed vehicles (LSVs) or neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) to those with a capable top speed of 25 MPH and a total gross weight of 3000 lbs. Additionally, the electric utility vehicles that meet these specifications can only be operated on streets or roadways with a posted maximum speed limit of 35 MPH. Whether your plans include hauling cargo, making food service deliveries, pulling a lightweight trailer or transporting visitors around your property, Moto Electric Vehicles has the best electric utility vehicle that provides you with an affordable alternative for an environmentally friendly solution for getting from place to place.

Moto Electric's utility vehicles meet the regulatory standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 500. If you have questions regarding the use of a low-speed utility vehicle in your neighborhood or workplace, use our website's convenient "Live Chat" feature for a prompt response. We stock maintenance vehicles, landscaping vehicles, transport vehicles, security vehicles and a host of low-speed electric vehicles designed for just having "Fun". Moto Electric vehicles can be equipped with rack & pinion steering, pneumatic brakes front &  rear, 15 cubic foot dump beds, fully-sealed storage boxes, captain chairs, AM/FM/CD players and 10-inch wheels. Give us a call today at (904) 247-1818 to discuss your needs for an affordable electric utility vehicle