|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Senator Mullin of Rutland District
Subject: Motor vehicles; “efficiency vehicle”; 250 cc engines
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to allow vehicles with single cylinder engines of 150 or 250 cubic centimeters in size, with a seating capacity of not more than two persons, to operate on state and town highways posted at 50 miles per hour or less.
AN ACT AUTHORIZING SPECIAL “EFFICIENCY” MOTOR VEHICLES TO BE OPERATED ON A PUBLIC HIGHWAY
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 23 V.S.A. § 4(76) is added to read:
(76) “Efficiency car” means a self-propelled motor vehicle which:
(A) is operated with an internal combustion engine having one cylinder and having an engine size of 250 or 150 cubic centimeters;
(B) has a normalized emission rating (NER) of five or less and is exempt from emission testing;
(C) is designed to carry two or fewer persons;
(D) is designed to be and is operated at speeds of 50 miles per hour or less;
(E) has at least four wheels in contact with the ground; and
(F) has an unladed weight of 600 pounds or less.
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