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Medium-Speed Electric Vehicles

Overview

Woman recharging an electric vehicleThis page provides information about Medium-Speed Electric Vehicles. 
 
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Definition
A Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle is defined in ORS 801.341, as an electric motor vehicle with four wheels that is equipped with a roll cage or a crushproof body design, can attain a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour on a paved, level surface, is fully enclosed and has at least one door for entry.
 
In order for a medium-speed electric vehicle to be registered and to operate on Oregon highways, it must meet the Oregon safety standards for medium-speed electric vehicles (OAR 737-010-0020).  The owner must complete and submit a Medium-Speed Electric Vehicle Certification (Form 735-7213).
 
Note: When using the ORS link above, you will need to scroll down to find the correct reference. 
 
For more information about safety standards, see ODOT's Vehicle Equipment and Safety.

Title & Registration
To Apply Fees
  • $77 title fee if submitting an application for title (changing ownership information).
  • $86 for a two year period.
  • $24 plate fee required if the vehicle does not already have plates (also see registration fee page for plate fees).
  • $5 fee if you are replacing or changing plates at the time of registration renewal.
  • $10 fee if you are replacing or changing plates between registration renewal periods.
Note: Medium-speed vehicles registered in Multnomah County are subject to Multnomah County registration fees and are required to pay an additional $19 per year of registration.  Multnomah County registration fees are due at initial registration and renewal for registrations expiring on or after September 1, 2010.  Visit Multnomah County's web site for more information.
 
If you have any questions regarding what fees are applicable to your transaction, you may wish to contact DMV.

License Plates
The license plates issued to medium-speed electric vehicles have a yellow background with blue letters and numbers. The configuration on the plate is “MS” followed by five numbers. Two plates are issued and must be displayed on the front and rear of the vehicle.

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