Australian cabinet member open to legalizing electric car

The electric cars built by the Indian manufacturer Reva aren't legal on Australian roads right now, but the Aussie Green party is trying to change that. So far the Australian based importer the Reva, the Solar Shop, has made no attempt to test the car for compliance with Australian safety regulations so the cars can't actually be registered for road use. The Green party wants the government to allow the car in spite of safety concerns. Roads Minister Jim Lloyd has said he is open to discussing the issue with the owners of the only Reva currently in the country, but the vehicle needs to undergo some testing before approval. The car, which was imported under a special one year license, may need to be crushed as soon as the license expires. Lloyd however, says that such drastic action may be unnecessary and they are still discussing the issue.

[Source: SMH]

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