Remember those fancy little three-wheeled electric vehicles that both Republicans and Democrats want to have built in Kentucky? Now Governor Steve Beshear is chiming in and said yesterday that he wants talk to the manufacturer of the Zap! autos about producing the vehicles in Kentucky.
The governor is now considering, it would seem, the possibility of signing an executive order to allow three-wheeled, battery-powered vehicles on Kentucky roads.
Here’s what Beshear had to say, according to the C-J’s Stephenie Steitzer:
“Our economic development folks are in the process of contacting the ZAP people to begin talking about what the possibilities are for them to produce their cars here and to develop some business here, and we are open to doing whatever is necessary to bring that about.”
Finally, something we can all agree on. That these itty bitty cars should be made in Kentucky so we can have all kinds of environment-loving fun on surface streets all over Louisville.
And in other news, you should be highly envious of the solar-powered cap (for the built-in fan) we got from Zap! Don’t worry– we wouldn’t be caught dead wearing it. But that doesn’t mean we won’t be standing outside in the sun every five minutes just to see if it works. It was made in China so it probably doesn’t work and will poison us with the lead fumes of death. Special thanks to our unlikely Republican legislator friend who made it happen.