“Neighborhood electric vehicle” means a motor vehicle that:
is originally manufactured to meet, and does meet, the equipment requirements and safety standards established for “low-speed vehicles” in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 500 (49 C.F.R. Section 571.500);
is a slow-moving vehicle, as defined by Section 547.001 (Definitions), Transportation Code, that is able to attain a speed of more than 20 miles per hour but not more than 25 miles per hour in one mile on a paved, level surface;
is a four-wheeled motor vehicle;
is powered by electricity or alternative power sources;
has a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 3,000 pounds; and
is not a golf cart.
“Plug-in hybrid motor vehicle” means a vehicle that:
draws motive power from a battery with a capacity of at least four kilowatt-hours;
can be recharged from an external source of electricity for motive power; and
is a light-duty motor vehicle capable of operating at highway speeds, excluding golf carts and neighborhood electric vehicles.Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 17.02(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997.Amended by:Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 864 (S.B. 1032), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2005.Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 900 (H.B. 432), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1233 (H.B. 1548), Sec. 3, eff. June 14, 2019.