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Mini Truck is a four wheeled motor vehicle propelled by an electric motor with a rated power of 7,500 watts or less or an internal combustion engine with a piston displacement capacity of 660 cubic centimeters or less; has a total dry weight of 900 to 2,200 pounds; contains an enclosed cabin and a seat for the vehicle operator; commonly resembles a pickup truck or van, including a cargo area or bed located at the rear of the vehicle; and was not originally manufactured to meet federal motor vehicle safety standards required of motor vehicles in the Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, sections571.101 to 571.404, and successor requirements.  A mini truck does not include a neighborhood electric vehicle or medium speed electric vehicle or a motor vehicle that meets or exceeds the regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 571.500, and successor requirements.

What can be licensed?

Mini Trucks with flotation tires, engine displacement of under 960cc and a total dry weight of 1,000 to 1,800 pounds can be licensed as a Class 2 ATV.  If the Mini Truck is over the allowed weight of an ATV, it may be licensed as an ORV only.  

Mini Trucks do not meet Federal Safety Standards to be licensed as a Motor Vehicle. 


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