[Oeva-list] Medium-speed electric vehicles

Jeff Kim jeff.shorepower at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 11:53:11 PST 2009

NEV are limited to 25 mph and are not allowed on streets with posted speed
limits of greater than 35mph.  This is somewhat limiting and therefore, NEVs
are primarily only practical for short distance driving within cities and
"neighborhoods".  An electric vehicle capable of 35mph would be a vast
improvement and could be used by many others to commute to work, shop, etc.

Jeff Kim
President & Chief Operating Officer
Shorepower Technologies
2351 NW York Street
Portland, OR 97210
Office (503) 892-7345
Mobile (503) 686-8844
Fax (503) 802-7347
jkim at shorepower.com

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 10:33 AM, Kristen Hall-Geisler <
khallgeisler at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Hi all -
> I'm doing a little research on classifications of EVs, and found that
> Washington, Montana, and a couple other states have "medium-speed electric
> vehicle" classifications on the books. In Montana, for example, MEVs have a
> maximum speed of 35 mph, operate under their own power via electric motor
> and batteries or ultracapacitors, are fully enclosed with a minimum of one
> door, etc.
> Does Oregon have anything similar? What's the difference between that and
> and NEV? Do you know where I could look to find this information?
> Thanks in advance -- you all are the best resource an alternative
> fuels journalist could have. - khg
> Kristen Hall-Geisler
> freelance writer | Portland, Oregon
> 503.975.0306 | kristenhallgeisler.com
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