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    (a)    “Plug–in electric drive vehicle” means a motor vehicle that:

        (1)    Is made by a manufacturer;

        (2)    Is manufactured primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways;

        (3)    Is rated at not more than 8,500 pounds unloaded gross vehicle weight;

        (4)    Has a maximum speed capability of at least 55 miles per hour; and

        (5)    Is propelled to a significant extent by an electric motor that draws electricity from a battery that:

            (i)    Has a capacity of not less than 4 kilowatt–hours for 4–wheeled motor vehicles and not less than 2.5 kilowatt–hours for 2–wheeled or 3–wheeled motor vehicles; and

            (ii)    Is capable of being recharged from an external source of electricity.

    (b)    “Plug–in electric drive vehicle” includes a qualifying vehicle that has been modified from original manufacturer specifications.

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