(A)   Definitions.
      (1)   MEDIUM SPEED ELECTRIC VEHICLE. An electrically powered four-wheeled motor vehicle, equipped with a roll cage or crushproof body design, that can attain a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour on a paved level surface, is fully enclosed and has at least one door for entry, has a wheelbase of 40 inches or greater and a wheel diameter of ten inches or greater, and except with respect to maximum speed, otherwise meets or exceeds regulations in C.F.R., Title 49, § 571.500, and successor requirements.
      (2)   NEIGHBORHOOD ELECTRIC VEHICLE. An electrically powered motor vehicle that has three or four wheels, and has a speed attainable in one mile of at least 20 miles per hour, but not more than 25 miles per hour on a paved level surface.
   (B)   Operation of neighborhood electric vehicles on city streets is prohibited except as provided in division (C) below.
   (C)   Use on designated exclusive city streets. The City Council may, by resolution, designate exclusive city streets within its jurisdiction where the operation of neighborhood electric vehicles or medium-speed electric vehicles is permissible, provided that no street so designated has a speed limit of more than 35 miles per hour.
   (D)   A neighborhood electric vehicle or a medium-speed electric vehicle may be operated on public streets and highways only if it meets all equipment and vehicle safety requirements in C.F.R, Title 49, § 571.500, as it may be amended from time to time.
   (E)   Authorized city staff may operate city owned neighborhood electric vehicles and medium-speed electric vehicles within the city on city streets, sidewalks, trails, rights-of-way, and public property when conducting city business.
(Ord. 872, passed 6-13-2018)