U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Vehicle Technologies Office – Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity

Testing Reports

NEVAmerica Baseline Performance Testing Summaries

A neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) is defined as a "low-speed vehicle" (LSV) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 500. According to FMVSS No. 500, a LSV is a vehicle: (a) that is four-wheeled, (b) has a top attainable speed in 1 mile of more than 20 miles per hour (mph) and not more than 25 mph on a level paved surface, and (c) has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of less than 2,500 pounds.

2012 Testing
2013 BRP Commander Electric

2013 BRP Commander Electric

2010 Testing
2010 Electric Vehicles International E-Mega

2010 Electric Vehicles International E-Mega

2009 Testing
2009 Vantage Pickup EVX1000

2009 Vantage Pickup EVX1000
2009 Vantage Van EVC1000

2009 Vantage Van EVC1000
2008 Roush REV

2008 Roush Pickup Truck
2008 Roush Pickup Truck Battery Test Report

2008 Testing
2008 Miles Electric Vehicles Miles ZX40ST

2008 Miles 2 Passenger
2008 Miles 4 Passenger

2008 Miles Electric Vehicles Miles ZX40S-AD
2008 ZENN 2 passenger neighborhood electric vehicle

2008 ZENN 2-Passenger

2007 Global Electronic Motor Cars 6 passenger neighborhood electric vehicle

2007 GEM 6 Passenger
2007 GEM 2 Passenger

2007 Global Electric Motorcars Long Bed Neighborhood Electric Vehicle
2005 Testing
KATECH 4-Passenger NEV

KATECH (Lithium Polymer) 4-Passenger NEV
Range and Battery Testing Report

Front view of KATECH 4-Passenger NEV
2004 Testing
2005 GEM four-passenger

2005 GEM 4-Passenger
2005 GEM 2-Passenger

2005 GEM two-passenger
2005 GEM longbed

2005 GEM Long Bed
2005 GEM Short Bed

2005 GEM shortbed
2002 Testing

Ford 4 Passenger NEV

Ford Th!nk Neighbor - 4-Passenger
Ford Th!nk Neighbor - 2-Passenger

Ford 2 Passenger NEV

GEM 4 Passenger NEV

GEM 4-Passenger
GEM 2-Passenger

GEM 2 Passenger NEV

GEM long bed NEV

GEM Long Bed
GEM Short Bed

GEM Short Bed NEV

Frazer Nash Car NEV

Frazer Nash Car
Frazer Nash Truck
Note: These Frazer Nash vehicles qualified as NEVs when tested. On August 17, 2005, changes to FMVSS No. 500 limited LSVs to a maximum GVWR of 2,500 pounds.

Frazer Nash Truck NEV

ParCar 4 passenger NEV

Four-Passenger ParCar
Two-Passenger ParCar

ParCar 2 passenger NEV