Monday, December 5, 2011

Rifle Electric Vehicles

The City of Rifle says it wants to see a state law limiting the use of what are called low-speed neighborhood electric vehicles.  The city bought 4 of them with Governor's Energy Office and other state funds a few years ago.  Now they say their use is limited to the north side of I-70 because of state safety and speed rules.  The Daily Sentinel says State Sen. Gail Schwartz of Snowmass Village is sponsoring a bill that would let the vehicles be used on 40 mph state roads.  C-DOT says it'll oppose the bill, citing major safety concerns.