When does an electric rec. become a car?

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Goandkickit, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Goandkickit

    Goandkickit New Member

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    Does anybody know how heavy and large an electric recumbent bike can be, before it is classed as a car? I want to design an electric car/bike, with three or four wheels, but I need to know what limits there are on weight and length, before even attempting it. If it's going to be classified as a car, then I am in new territory and I would presume it also needs to have crash tests and umpteen other criteria will need to be met by it.
     
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  2. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Aren't recumbents already cars?
     
  3. Rabbitbunny

    Rabbitbunny New Member

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    It depends on your state laws.

    For Texas;
    Four wheels makes it a car,
    Three wheels makes it a cycle.

    Over 750w makes it a moped,
    Under 750w makes it a bicycle.

    If you'll give your state I can can give you your state's definition, but you county and city will probably not be available online.
     
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