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5Polaris to close GEM factory in Fargo, will shift production to Minnesota, Iowa

In late April, Polaris Industries announced that it would soon acquire full ownership rights to low-speed electric vehicle manufacturer Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) from Chrysler.

3Pike sees only 695,000 NEVs on the streets by 2017

The total number of neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) on roads throughout the world will increase slowly but steadily from 479,000 in 2011 to 695,000 by 2017, according to a study conducted by Pike Research. During that time period, annual NEV sales will shoot up from 37,000 vehicles to nearly 55,000, with North America accounting for a whopping 45 percent of annual sales. Pike notes that:

8Who LUVs NEVs? Low-speed electric vehicle test launches in SoCal

Wheego Whip – Click above for high-res image gallery

7Maker Faire Detroit 2010: EcoV Electric low-speed electric vehicle

EcoV Electric LSEV – Click above for high-res image gallery

8Maker Faire Detroit 2010: EcoVElectric low speed electric vehicle

EcoVElectric LSEV – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddForget the Tata Nano, Oklahomans can get a new electric car for $865!

When automotive talk turns cheap, the most common vehicle that comes up is the Tata Nano, which currently holds the title as the Cheapest New Car in the World and is only available in India. So, Americans, how would you like to snag a brand-new electric car for the low, low price of just $865 right here in the United States? If you happen to live in Oklahoma, you can do just that... sort of.

44Forget the Tata Nano, Oklahomans can get a new electric car for $865!

When automotive talk turns cheap, the most common vehicle that comes up is the Tata Nano, which currently holds the title as the Cheapest New Car in the World and is only available in India. So, Americans, how would you like to snag a brand-new electric car for the low, low price of just $865, right here in the United States? If you happen to live in Oklahoma, you can do just that... sort of.

AddIIHS maps America's Medium Speed Vehicle rules

There's a lot of grey in the map above, and each grey state indicates that there is no local law there defining the rules for medium-speed vehicles (MSVs). We've written plenty about low-speed vehicles, but what's an MSV? It's a car that " has some safety equipment such as lights, reflectors, mirrors, parking brake, windshield, and safety belts" and can go at least 30 mph (but not more than 35 mph).

AddTomberlin releases Anvil NEV [w/VIDEO]

Tomberlin Anvil NEV - Click above for image gallery

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