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Last week, the French postal service La Poste announced it's intent to buy a lot of electric vehicles for mail carriers to use. Newteon, the company that works with Micro-Vett and Fiat on vehicles like the all-electric Fiat Doblo and Fiorino, now says its vehicles have made La Poste's short list of potential additions to the fleet. A prototype Doblo EV will be delivered to La Poste this summer and then four or five more will be tested in the fall. Micro-Vett converts the Fiats and Newteon distr

Last week we told you about a Fiat Doblo that Micro-Vett had converted to electric drive and equipped with Altairnano batteries. That car is currently undergoing a two-month test in Oslo, Norway prior to hopefully going on sale in 2008. The wording of the original press release raised some questions about the range of the vehicle. It stated that on October 2, the Doblo had run 186 miles and been quick-charged three times. It wasn't clear if it went 186 miles between charges or had to be charged