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We recently told you about the Kentucky Senate side-show in which Democrats and Republicans both tried to get legislation started that would make it legal for low-speed vehicles (LSVs) to drive on some roads in the bluegrass state. Now, Governor Steve Beshear has stepped in and signed an executive order that allows LSVs on roads with speed limits of 45 mph or less. Why would he do this? To encourage ZAP! to locate a factory there, of course. While a few weeks ago ZAP! had said there were no "for

Zap! CEO Steve Schneider was on the CNBC program "Power Lunch" today and a video of his short visit is now online. The clip starts with an update on Ford and GM's sales numbers, but then shifts to Schneider talking about hedge fund interest in Zap! The CNBC host says she is excited about the price of Zap!'s cars (~$10,000) and we see footage of the Obvio and the Xebra. The one bit of news in the piece is when Schneider says that Dominoes wants to use Zap! vehicles for pizza delivery, which is s

In January's State of the Union address, President Bush called for a 20 percent reduction in American gasoline consumption by 2017. In the city of Oakland, California, they're thinking bigger: oil independence by 2020.