Just as the documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" opens in Australia, the country's only electric car may have to be exported or crushed due to government regulations.

A local businessman wants to import and sell the REVA, also known as the G-wiz, but the test evaluation import license expires in November. If a decision to allow the vehicle in the country isn't made before then, laws call for it to be crushed or exported. According to a story inthe Sydney Morning Herald, the West Australian government is considering another trial for the vehicle.

Apparently the Australian officials are classifying the REVA as a car and not a quadricycle as in Europe. As a car, the vehicle would have to pass stiffer crash tests. The businessman doesn't want to front the cost of three crash tests if the REVA must meet car standards.

[Source: Sydney Morning Herald]

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