If you live in the U.S. sunbelt or in an upscale gated community, you've probably seen quite a few of those hopped-up electric golf carts trolling around your neighborhood. These low-speed vehicles are great for zipping to the mailbox or heading over to the clubhouse, and the vehicles are currently allowed on select public roads in 46 of the 50 United States. But even though they're perfectly legal in many areas, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a pretty serious warning for anyone
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Electric vehicles have been generating ink in many directions, from the high-end sports cars like Tesla to the futuristic Venturi Eclectic. The grass-roots popularity of "Who Killed the Electric Car" has prompted many eco-motorists to simply build their own at home.
Hey, here's a good idea. Get a bunch of teenagers drunk and sit them behind the wheel of an electric car. This is what DaimlerChrysler is doing in Michigan on Monday morning with the help of the Michigan State Police. Of course, the teens will not be actually drinking but wearing "Drunk Busters" goggles that simulate the effects of alcohol but the EVs will be real as anything. DaimlerChrysler is bringing some of its GEM<