Electric Three-Wheelers Charging Up In Ohio

Ohio lawmakers have voted to open Ohio roads to electric vehicles that resemble small cars but have only three wheels.

Gov. Ted Strickland signed the new law yesterday, as part of a spending bill that cleared the Ohio House and Senate June 10. It makes rechargeable three-wheelers like the Zap Xebra and the Myers Motors NmG (which stands for "No more Gas") legal in Ohio, provided they are registered as motorcycles.

Strickland vetoed some portions of the $1.3 billion funding bill, but left the electric vehicle provision intact.