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Vehicle classes | Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

AA (pedal cycle)

A vehicle designed to be propelled through a mechanism solely by human power.

AB (power-assisted pedal cycle)

A pedal cycle to which is attached one or more auxiliary propulsion motors having a combined maximum power output not exceeding 300 watts.

LA (moped with two wheels)*

A motor vehicle (other than a power-assisted pedal cycle) that:

  • has two wheels, and
  • either:

–    has an engine cylinder capacity not exceeding 50ml and a maximum speed not exceeding 50km/h, or

–    has a power source other than a piston engine and a maximum speed not exceeding 50km/h.

LB (moped with three wheels)

A motor vehicle (other than a power-assisted pedal cycle) that:

  • has three wheels, and
  • either:

–    has an engine cylinder capacity not exceeding 50ml and a maximum speed not exceeding 50km/h, or

–    has a power source other than a piston engine and a maximum speed not exceeding 50km/h.

An LB 1 motor vehicle has one wheel at the front and two wheels at the rear. An LB 2 motor vehicle has two wheels at the front and one wheel at the rear.

LC (motorcycle)

A motor vehicle that:

  • has two wheels, and
  • either:

–    has an engine cylinder capacity exceeding 50ml, or

–    has a maximum speed exceeding 50km/h.

LD (motorcycle and side-car)

A motor vehicle that:

  • has three wheels asymmetrically arranged in relation to the longitudinal median axis, and
  • either:

–    has an engine cylinder capacity exceeding 50ml, or

–    has a maximum speed exceeding 50km/h.

DEFINITION: 
side-car

A car, box or other receptacle attached to the side of a motorcycle and supported by a wheel.

LE (motor tricycle)

A motor vehicle that:

  • has three wheels symmetrically arranged in relation to the longitudinal median axis, and
  • has a gross vehicle mass not exceeding one tonne, and
  • either:

–    has an engine cylinder capacity exceeding 50ml, or

–    has a maximum speed exceeding 50km/h.

An LE 1 motor vehicle has one wheel at the front and two wheels at the rear. An LE 2 motor vehicle has two wheels at the front and one wheel at the rear.

DEFINITION:
passenger vehicle

A motor vehicle that:

  • is constructed primarily for the carriage of passengers; and
  • either:

–    has at least four wheels, or

–    has three wheels and a gross vehicle mass exceeding one tonne.

MA (passenger car)

 

Passenger car MA

A passenger vehicle (other than a class MB or class MC vehicle) that has not more than nine seating positions (including the driver’s seating position).

MB (forward control passenger vehicle)

 

A passenger vehicle (other than a class MC vehicle):

  • that has not more than nine seating positions (including the driver’s seating position), and
  • in which the centre of the steering wheel is in the forward quarter of the vehicle’s total length.

MC (off-road passenger vehicle)

 Off-road passenger vehicle MC

A passenger vehicle, designed with special features for off-road operation, that has not more than nine seating positions (including the driver’s seating position), and that:

  • has four-wheel drive, and
  • has at least four of the