Find answers to frequently asked questions about micromobility devices/personal electric vehicles on campus.
What types of vehicles are considered Personal Electric Vehicles (PEVs)?
PEVs include electric or motorized scooters, electric skateboards, hoverboards,
and other electric vehicles used for personal transportation and not titled and registered as a motorized vehicle by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
This policy does not apply to personal electric devices designed for and used to accommodate persons with mobility restrictions.
How do I know if my PEV is allowed on campus?
To be allowed on campus your PEV must be manufactured on or after January 2016 and comply, at minimum, with UL2272.
Electric motors must not exceed 750 watts, and the battery must be UL certified.
Modern micromobility must comply with UL2849, established in January of 2020.
At minimum, any electric motor-equipped device must comply with either 2272 and/or 2849 for use and registration on university property.
Homemade and kit-assembled devices are prohibited on campus. See Texas Transportation Code Sec. 731.001 for more information.
Where do these regulations apply?
These regulations apply to the College Station campus and RELLIS.
What does UL certified mean?
In simple terms, UL certification is a label that confirms a product has undergone testing and conforms to the safety standards prescribed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL),
a reputable, independent organization focused on safety science worldwide. If you want to learn more about UL certification,
you can visit this website.
What if my PEV does not have UL certification or exceeds 750 watts?
If your PEV does not have UL certification or exceeds 750 watts,
it is prohibited from use on campus unless it meets the requirements and is titled and registered as a motorized vehicle by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
If a PEV is found parked on campus that does not meet these regulations it will be impounded.
How will motor wattage be determined by Texas A&M University?
Based on manufacturer’s publication.
How do I retrieve my PEV from the University impound?
firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, the brand/make/model of the PEV, its last known location, and your availability for the week.
Are there any restrictions on using PEVs inside University buildings?
PEVs are not allowed inside any Texas A&M University buildings or athletics facilities.
Where can I charge my PEV on campus?
Charging a PEV is allowed university-designated locations, only, and is prohibited inside any Texas A&M University buildings or athletics facilities.
Where can I park my PEV on campus?
All PEVs must be parked and locked to a university bike rack when not in use.
Please refer to Transportation Services Bikes & Wheels Regulations for detailed rules on parking and operating a PEV on campus.
Do I need to register my PEV with Texas A&M Transportation Services?
Yes, PEVs should be registered with Texas A&M Transportation Services and have a registration label affixed to the vehicle.
Are there any costs associated with registering my PEV?
Registration costs $10 and is valid for 10 years.
Is there a limit to the number of PEVs one person can have registered to their account?
At what point do modifications to PEVs categorize them as DIY (homemade and kit-assembled)?
If a device, bike, scooter is modified in any way to incorporate or enhance a drive or assist system, it is DIY.
This includes, but is not limited to, modifications using secondary motors, fuel tanks, batteries, and controllers.
If a DIY PEV is created using parts certified according to the UL2272 and UL2849 guidelines, would this vehicle be allowed?
No. Guidelines 2272 and 2849 refer specifically to complete, commercially-manufactured devices therefore a DIY PEV cannot comply.
Are helmets required when riding a PEV on campus?
While not mandatory, PEV users of all ages are encouraged to wear a helmet when riding.
What traffic rules do I need to follow when operating a PEV on campus?
PEV users must operate under Texas Motor Vehicle Laws while on public roadways, including stopping at stop signs,
yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, displaying proper illumination, and riding with the traffic flow on designated "One way" streets in designated bicycle lanes.
PEV users must follow
university bicycle regulations, including dismounting in designated areas.