Neighborhood Electric Vehicles

A bill working its way through the Senate would give municipalities greater ability to permit neighborhood electric vehicles (“NEV”) on their roads.  Currrently, the law (Wis. Stat. 349.26) authorizes municipalities to permit NEVs on local roads unless they are connecting highways or cross a state trunk highway, in which case they must get DOT permission.  Under the bill, the municipality may permit NEVs on any road within its municipal limits that has a speed limit under 35 mph.  If this bill becomes law, I’ll post an update.  NEVs are defined in Wis. Stat. 340.01(36r).

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