About Low Speed Vehicles
Quovis is manufactured in Spain, backed by automotive engineering professionals with over 50 years of industry experience. In Europe the Quovis is classified as a quadricycle and may be driven on public streets. The quadricycle is strictly a classification based on weight and it is not subjected to the same regulations as passenger cars.
In North America the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) does not recognize the concept of a quadricycle, but has set safety standards for Low Speed Vehicles (LSV). Quovis exceeds the NHTSA safety standards, but there are operational guidelines that apply to the use of the Quovis in North America. The States are responsible for the enforcement of Motor Vehicle Laws and the LSV regulations as it applies to the use of the Quovis on public highways varies by State.
The State LSV regulations are listed by State here.
In North America the Quovis is classified as a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under rule 571.500 Standard No. 500 defines a Low-speed vehicle: "Low-speed vehicle means a 4-wheeled motor vehicle, other than a truck, whose speed attainable in 1.6 km (1 mile) is more than 32 kilometers per hour (20 miles per hour) and not more than 40 kilometers per hour (25 miles per hour) on a paved level surface.” The NHTSA has ruled that LSV'S can operate on certain roadways, if they meet the 571.500 safety standards and: