Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Here are answers to some of the most common questions about Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs). Have a question that's not answered here? Send us an email.
What is a NEV?
- A four-wheeled electric vehicle
- Speed between 20-25 MPH
- Range of 20 miles or more per charge
- Requires license plates, seat belts, headlights, blinkers, wipers, and other safety features
What's The Cost?
- A full charge costs about $0.50
- Very low-maintenance
- Inexpensive insurance (less than $300 per year)
- Used vehicles available for as low as $3,000
- New vehicles start at $6,250
Where Can I Drive?
- City streets posted 35 MPH or below
- Special NEV lanes throughout Lincoln
What About Power?
- Charged at home using solar or utility power
- Highly efficient energy use
What's Special About NEVs in Lincoln?
- Award-winning NEV Transportation Plan
- Dedicated NEV lanes throughout Lincoln
- Charging stations at retail centers
- A model for other communities across the nation
- National media attention from ABC News Nightline, the Wall Street Journal, and others
What Are The Other Benefits?
- Fun to ride and drive
- Zero emissions--no additional greenhouse gases (see Are NEVs Really Cleaner?)
- Improves air quality by reducing "cold starts" (see Are NEVs Really Cleaner?)
- Less wear-and-tear on your primary vehicle
- Great for short trips around town
- Many accessories available to customize your car