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Old 01-18-2013, 01:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I looked at EVs last summer while I was still in the decision making process. I don't understand the why the major car manufacturers are building them as full boat luxury liners. I would reasonably think that a bare bones model, like the original VW Beetle, would appeal to the majority of people that would be a likely purchase an EV for local transportation. Just seems like odd marketing.

In Illinois, state law leaves it up to local munincipalities to allow small non-dot vehicles on the local roads. The town I live in doesn't allow them. I could petition the local city council to have them allowed. At my prior employer we had Cushman & Taylor Dunn EVs that would be perfect for my needs if I could legally operate one.
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