California Vehicle Code
(a)A “low-speed vehicle” is a motor vehicle that meets all of the following requirements:
(1)Has four wheels.
(2)Can attain a speed, in one mile, of more than 20 miles per hour and not more than 25 miles per hour, on a paved level surface.
(3)Has a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 3,000 pounds.
(b)(1)For the purposes of this section, a “low-speed vehicle” is not a golf cart, except when operated pursuant to Section 21115 or 21115.1.
(2)A “low-speed vehicle” is also known as a “neighborhood electric vehicle.”