Neighborhood Electric Vehicle

A Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) is a term used to identify speed limited battery power electric vehicles capable of traveling 25-35 miles per hour. The (NEV's) are restricted by law not to operate on roads with speed limits exceeding 35 mph. These speed restrictions, combined with a typical driving range of 30 miles per charge and a typical three-year battery durability, are required because of a lack of federally mandated safety equipment and features which (NEV's) can not accommodate because of their design. To satisfy requirements for operation on streets, (NEVs) are equipped with three-point seat belts, windshields and windshield wipers, running lights, headlights, break lights, reflectors, rear view mirrors, and turn signals. They must be licensed, and drivers must be licensed. Because airbags are not required, the (NEV) cannot travel on highways or freeways.

Map of prohibited streets

The following is a list of streets within Long Beach with posted speed limits of 40 mph or higher on which NEV's are prohibited to operate on.

Street From To Speed

Artesia Blvd.

West City Limit

Atlantic Ave.

40

Atherton St.

Bellflower Blvd

Easterly end of St

40

Bellflower Blvd.

Del Amo Blvd.

Spring St.

40

Bellflower Blvd.

Abbeyfield St.

St. University Dr.

40

Bloomfield Ave

North City Limit

South City Limit

40

Carson St.

Orange Ave.

City Limit E/O Cherry

40

Carson St.

City Limit w/o Lakewood

Clark Ave.

40

Carson St.

Woodruff Ave.

San Gabriel River

40

Cherry Ave.

City Limit

Wardlow Rd.

40

Clark Ave.

Carson St.

Los Coyotes Diag.

40

Del Almo Blvd.

West City Limit

Cherry Ave.

40

Lakewood Blvd.

Del Amo Blvd.

Traffic Circle

40

Los Coyotes Diag

Carson St.

Outer Traffic Circle

40

Norwalk Blvd.

North City Limit

South City Limit

40

Ocean Blvd.

West City Limit

Golden Ave.

45

Pacific Pl

405 / 710 Fwy Ramp

Spring St.

40

Pacific Coast Highway

West City Limit

East City Limit

50

Queens Way

Ocean Blvd

Queensway Dr.

45

Redondo Ave.

Spring St.

20th St.

40

Shoreline Dr.

Shoemaker Bridge

Alamitos

50

Spring St.

Junipero Ave.

East City Limit

40

Studebaker Rd.

Los Coyotes Diag

Westminster Ave.

40

Temple Ave.

Spring St.

Hathaway Ave.

40

Wardlow Rd.

Delta Ave.

Long Beach Blvd.

40

Willow St.

Temple Ave.

East City Limit

40

Woodruff Ave.

Carson St.

Willow St.

40

2nd St.

E/o Naples Plaza

County Line

40

7th St.

Park Ave.

Santiago Ave

40

7th St.

P.C.H.

East City Limit

40