Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 7: Miscellaneous Originals

7.020 Electric Vehicles (VC §4150)

Electric vehicles are subject to the same registration requirements as other vehicles, unless specified differently in this manual. Commercial Registration (VC §9400(a))— For electric commercial vehicles and electric passenger vehicles transporting passengers for hire, the applicant must submit:

  • A weight certificate if the unladen weight is 4,000 pounds or more. The owner’s estimated weight is acceptable for vehicles clearly under 4,000 pounds unladen.
  • Electric vehicle weight fees. Refer to Appendix 1F for electric vehicle weight fees.