Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Registration (NEV)

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Registration (NEV)

Arizona defines a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) as a vehicle which is self-propelled, and meets the following criteria:

Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs)

  • •  Emission free.
  • •  Designed to carry four or fewer persons.
  • •  Designed to be, and is, operated at speeds of 25 MPH or less.
  • •  Has at least four wheels in contact with the ground.
  • •  Complies with low speed vehicles set forth in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 500 and 49 Code of Federal Regulations.
  • •  When these vehicles are initially titled, the owner must sign a statement regarding the operational restrictions that apply to the vehicle. Form 96-0124, Neightborhood Electric Vehicle is completed by the owner.

The following restrictions appl;y to the NEV:

  • •  Cannot be operated at a speed of more than 25 MPH.
  • •  Cannot be driven on a highway that has a posted speed limit of more than 35 MPH, but can cross a highway with a posted speed limit of more than 35 MPH at an intersection.
  • •  A notice of the operational restrictions applying to the vehicle must be permanently attached to, or painted on the vehicle in a location that is in clear view of the driver.
  • •  An NEV is elibible for the Alternative Fuel Plate and reduced VLT.
  • •  If manufactured prior to June 17, 1998, the NEV must have a Level I Inspection to verify that the vehicle meets the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). Those standards are as follows:
  • •  Head lamps
  • •  Front and rear lamps
  • •  Tail lamps
  • •  Stop lamps
  • •  Reflectors
  • •  Exterior mirror on driver’s side of vehicle
  • •  One additional mirror licated either on the interior or the passenger side of the vehicle
  • •  Parking brake
  • •  Windshield
  • •  VIN#
  • •  Seat belt
  • •  The NEV must be retrofitted if manufactured before June 17, 1998 and the Alternative Fuel Plate and reduced VLT rate are to be obtained.
  • •  NEV’s must be titled regardless of the registrations status.
  • •  Registration and insurance are required to operate on roads in Arizona
  • •  NEV’s are exempt from paying both the AQCF ($0.25) and the AQF ($1.50) at the time of registration