New Colo. incentive to use electric cars

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Those cute little electric cars may be more attractive to consumers once a pending Colorado law catches up with the new energy economy.

Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn poses with the automaker's new electronic vehicle 'Leaf' during an opening ceremony of the company's new headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Denver (AP) - Those cute little electric cars may be more attractive to consumers once a pending Colorado law catches up with the new energy economy.

One of 151 laws going into effect Wednesday, it will allow smaller and slower electric car brands on more state roads. It aims to reduce pollution and gasoline consumption.

The law allows electric cars on state highways with speed limits of 35 mph or less and to cross state highways with higher speed limits. Currently, the vehicles are banned from all state highways and from crossing them because they're too slow.
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