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LaPorte City Cars May Go Electric

August 16, 2006

LAPORTE, IN – LaPorte, Ind., may go electric with its vehicle fleet if a battery-operated car now in use meets expectations, according to the United Press International. The new vehicle, costing about $10,600, resembles a cross between a golf cart and a pickup and is being used by the water department to read meters. The test vehicle can travel 30 miles on a single charge.

“It drives very well. It’s smooth and easy to handle and very quiet,” said Mayor Leigh Morris after a test drive Monday, the Gary Post-Tribune reports. Morris said the city may consider buying more such vehicles for permanent use.

The model in use, made by Global Electric Motor of Fargo, N.D., has six maintenance-free batteries, rechargeable by simply plugging a cord into an electrical outlet.

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