Three-Wheeler Vehicles Get Okay on Ohio Streets

September 25, 2008

Three-wheeled vehicles are now street legal in Ohio.

A new law that took effect on September 23 and allows fuel-efficient three-wheelers such as the Zap Xebra (ZEE’-bruh) and the Myers Motors NmG to be registered and titled as motorcycles in Ohio.

Ohio Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Lindsey Bohrer says there’s been increased interest in the vehicles because challenging economic times have people looking for ways to save on gas.

Unlike motorcycles, the three-wheelers have an enclosed cockpit and can seat up to four. But the law requires drivers to wear a helmet for the first year and pass a motorcycle skills test.

Gas-powered three-wheeled vehicles get roughly 45 miles per gallon. Electric versions can run for about 30 miles on a single charge.

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