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What Is a Micromode?

A micromode, or micromobility device, is a partially or fully motorized low-speed vehicle (<20 MPH) weighing less than 100 pounds. In general, a micromode looks like this:


And not this:

However, this is an emerging area of transportation and not all micromodes conform to these specifications. For additional guidance please see the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center’s Micromobility Typology or the SAE International’s Taxonomy & Classification of Powered Micromobility Vehicles.