Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Can You Drive a ZENN or any NEV in B.C.? Ask Your City Councilor!

It turns out British Columbia isn't the Neighbourhood Electric Vehicle paradise that we thought it was. At least not yet. The province has created regulations to allow NEVs on public roads but only roads with a 40km/hr speed limit. They can only be driven on roads within cities or municipalities with a 50km/hr speed limit if the city or municipality passes a bylaw allowing them.

And municipalities in B.C., starting with Oak Bay have begun to pass just such bylaws.

Check out VernonBlog for a good rundown on B.C. and Neighbourhood Electric Vehicles.

If other provinces follow this model we might all need to be calling our city councilors!

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