[thechat] NEVs: Cutting car usage in WA

Martin martin at easyweb.co.uk
Mon May 19 02:34:44 CDT 2003

Washington State has just passed legislation enabling Neighbourhood
Electric Vehicles to be used on the roads:

Won't keep you as fit as your pushbike, but greener than your average gas

In other news, I noticed at the weekend that Toyota are selling a hybrid
petrol/electric car:
that runs on batteries at low speed, which it charges when it's on petrol
mode at higher speeds.

It's the only car I've seen which has a *lower* fuel consumption on the
Urban cycle than out of town or combined


"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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