Unlike golf cars, personal transportation vehicles (PTV's) are built for personal use and neighbourhood transportation, and:
- May be gas-powered or electric.
- Travel a maximum speed of 20 mph (32 km/h).
- May be driven on public roads as defined and permitted by provincial and local laws.
- Are not classified as motor vehicles under federal law.
- Are regulated by provincial and local governments rather than by Transport Canada.
- Excellent for gated communities like Arbutus Ridge.