Neighborhood electric vehicles are permitted on all District roads. RSA 265:158 states that neighborhood electric vehicles are authorized where speed limits are posted at 35 miles per hour or less. Pursuant to RSA 259:66-b, “Neighborhood electric vehicles” means any 4-wheeled electric vehicle that has a maximum speed which is greater than 20 miles per hour but not greater than 25 miles per hour, and which complies with the federal safety standards established in 49 CFR, section 571.500.
49 CFR, section 571.500 states in part that all low-speed vehicles are minimally equipped as follows: 1. Head lamps; 2. Front and rear turn signals; 3. Tail lamps; 4. Stop Lamps; 5. Rewflex reflectors - one red on each side as far to the rear as practicable, and one red on the rear; 6. An exterior mirror mounted on the driver's side on the vehicle and either an exterior mirror mounted on the passenger's side of the vehicle or an interior mirror; 7. A parking brake; 8. A windshield that conforms to the Federal vehicle safety standards on glazing materials; 9. A VIN that conforms to the requirements of part 585 Vehicle Identification Number of this chapter, and 10. A type 1 or type 2 seat belt assembly conforming to Sec 571.209 of this part, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209.
All Electric Golf Carts must pass a standard state safety inspection for this to be registered with passenger plates.
The Emerald Lake Village District is requesting bids to build an insulated electrical housing unit located at the District’s Patton Hill well sites. The District is looking to build an insulated structure to fit an existing 10 ft by 12 ft poured foundation with a ceiling height of 8 feet. A floor stairway into the basement area must be included. The building to be replicated may be seen by the water tank on Patten Hill. Those interested may contact any of the BOC for more information and/or submit their bids throughout the month of June to the ELVD, P.O. Box 2217 Hillsborough, NH 03244 Attn: Diane Cunningham.