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    Official: NHTSA: Under 18 mph, electric vehicles will need to make "alert sound"

    It's been a long time coming – remember the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010? – but the proposed rules for the noises that electric or hybrid vehicles have to make at low speeds have been released (get them here in PDF). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

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    DC 2010: Columbia's Crossline low-speed electric vehicle due later this year

    Columbia Crossline – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's another entry in the low-speed electric car wars, and this one is in it to win it. That's the message we got from Columbia marketing manager Greg Breckley, who was at the Washington Auto Show with his company's new car, the ...

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    Move over, Tata Nano; Tara's electric Tiny is now the world's cheapest car

    We told you all about Tata's 1 lakh car (1 lakh=100,000 rupees), the world's cheapest car a month ago, it made a big splash on the world stage. Now, there's news of a car that claims to be cheaper and greener: the Tara Tiny! India's Tara International says it will release a four-seat electric car ...

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    Local officials debate allowing NEVs on streets

    The Orlando Sentinel reports that administrator John Drury (above photo) is excited that the Tavares City Council is lifting restrictions on NEVs [neighborhood electric vehicles] and even putting in some charging stations. John says, "Wouldn't it be a fine day when people are driving NEVs to the ...

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    Piaggio to sell electric vans in Israel ... next month!

    Piaggio, the scooter maker best known for making Vespa, will be the first to sell electric vehicles in Isreal, in just one month. According to Ha'aretz, the electric vehicles will be Piaggio's Porter brand, small multipurpose vans (MPV) which come in five types, including models with payload ...


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