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15A NCAC 02D .1003 DEFINITIONS



The following definitions of terms apply to Rules .1002 through .1006 of this Section regulating either gasoline-powered or hybrid-powered motor vehicles:



(1) (2) (3)



"Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle" means as defined in G.S. 20-4.01. "Gasoline-powered Motor Vehicle" means a four-wheeled motor vehicle designed primarily to be propelled by the burning of gasoline in an internal combustion engine. "Heavy-duty Gasoline Vehicle" means either a gasoline-powered or hybrid-powered motor vehicle which is designed primarily for:



(a) (b) (c)



transportation of property and has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of more than 8,500 pounds but less than 14,001 pounds; transportation of persons and has a capacity of more than 12 persons; or use as a recreational motor vehicle that is designed primarily to provide temporary or permanent living quarters for travel, camping, or other recreational use and has a GVWR of more than 8,500 pounds.



(4)



(5)



"Hybrid-powered Motor Vehicle" means a four-wheeled motor vehicle designed to be propelled by a combination of one or more electric motors and the burning of gasoline in an internal combustion engine. "Light-duty Gasoline Vehicle" means either a gasoline-powered or hybrid-powered motor vehicle which is designed primarily for:



(a) (b) transportation of property and has a GVWR of 8,500 pounds or less; or transportation of persons and has a capacity of 12 persons or less.



(6)



(7) (8) (9) (10)



(11)



History Note:



"Model year" means the year used to designate a discrete vehicle model, irrespective of the calendar year in which the vehicle was actually produced, provided that the production period does not exceed 24 months. "Motorcycle" means as defined in G.S. 20-4.01. "Motor Vehicle" means as defined in G.S. 20-4.01. "Plug-in Electric Vehicle" means as defined in G.S. 20-4.01. "Three most recent model years." For the purposes of Rules .1002 through .1006 of this Section, the term "Three most recent model years" shall be calculated by adding three years to the vehicle's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or the registration card model year to determine the first calendar year an emissions inspection is required. "Vendor" means any person who sells or leases equipment to inspection stations that is used to perform on-board diagnostic tests to show compliance with Rule .1005 of this Section. Authority G.S. 20-4.01; 143-215.3(a)(1); Eff. December 1, 1982, Amended Eff. February 1, 2014.






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