Sep 26, 2009

Electric carmaker headed for Phila.

A South Korean company intends to open facilities in Philadelphia and in the Pittsburgh area to assemble and distribute electric vehicles creating up to 400 jobs. CT&T makes e-Zones, low- and midspeed, short-distance "neighborhood electric vehicles" that pass crash tests required for regular passenger cars. The vehicles sell for about $12,000 each. Currently CT&T cannot import anything that can go faster than 25 m.p.h. Then there is the matter of where consumers can drive a low-speed vehicle with a range of 70 miles. Some states don't permit them on the road. Others allow them only on streets with posted speeds as high as 35 m.p.h.

see Philadelphia Inquirer for more detail

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