Australian govt. rejects plan to test, and will now crush, electric car

Last week AutoBlogGreen ran a story about an Indian built electric car that is due to be crushed in Australia because it has not been certified. The owners had imported in on a temporary import certificate that expires this week. Under Australian law, cars must be crash tested before they can be registered. Reva has not certified their cars, so individual importers must do it.

The Western Australian government agreed to test the car there, but the federal government rejected the offer. Federal Roads Minister Jim Lloyd said that more information about the test procedure, and issues like insurance and any conditions or restrictions that would be put on the use of the car before approval could be granted. The idea of crash testing a single vehicle never seemed very practical and now this particular car seems to have run out of road.

[Source: ABC News Online, hat tip to John Stockard]

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