The BG (yes, it stands for "Be Green"...groan) C100, America's first mass-produced electric car, has just been cleared by the Department of Transportation and will be taking to the roads shortly.
The car is an NEV, meaning it isn't certified for highway driving. In fact, it's top speed isn't much more than 40 mph. Of course, that makes it perfect for 95% of the driving that I do. With a range of either 60 or 120 miles (depending on how much you want to pay), it's good for most errands. Of course, you'll either have to have a second car, or enjoy renting cars, if you want to go on a road trip.
The base version, with a 60 mile range, will set you back only $15,000, while a souped up version with a 120 mile range will cost $18,000. The cars come standard with an iPod dock, CD Player and air conditioning.
BG Hopes to be churn out 10,000 of the cars in 2010, likely beating all major manufacturers to the all-electric-vehicle market. Of course, there's no way to be sure, and with everyone, including Ford, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Chrysler and others all working on electric vehicles, there's no certainty about who will get there first.
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