This technical report provides a taxonomy and classification of powered micromobility vehicles. These vehicles may be privately owned or be available via shared- or rental-fleet operations. This technical report does not provide specifications or otherwise impose minimum safety design requirements for powered micromobility vehicles.
NOTE 1: There may be powered micromobility vehicles designed for different purposes: (1) human transport; (2) vocational applications; and (3) goods delivery. This technical report only covers vehicles that are primarily designed for (1). Other categories may be covered in future SAE technical reports.
NOTE 2: This technical report is aimed only to define and describe powered micromobility vehicle types and classifications. It does not prescribe safe or appropriate classifications of vehicles nor does it suggest where in the transportation system the vehicle should operate.
NOTE 3: For taxonomy specifically related to shared- or rental-fleet operations of micromobility vehicles, please refer to SAE J3163.