Legislation allowing neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV) on roadways will have a positive impact on the environment and will help taxpayers save money, Rep. Mike Fleck (R-Huntingdon/Blair/Mifflin) said today.
“The neighborhood electric vehicle is a great alternative mode of transportation,” Fleck said. “With no toxic emissions, this vehicle is environmentally friendly, while at the same time cost effective for consumers who want to save money on gas.”
Fleck’s legislation, House Bill 424, will amend state law to allow the operation of NEVs. The legislation would permit neighborhood electric vehicles on roadways with a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less. NEVs are defined as a four-wheeled electric vehicle that complies with federal safety standards. The vehicle must have a minimum design speed of 20 miles per hour and a maximum design speed of 25 miles per hour. The operator must have a valid driver’s license.
Fleck’s interest in the subject resulted from a conversation with a constituent regarding the environmental and consumer benefits of electric cars.
“Electric vehicles are a practical way to remove our dependence on foreign oil, save money and help the environment,” Fleck added.
Rep. Mike Fleck
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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