Montana Bill Supports 'Medium Speed' Electric Cars

A 2007 bill opened the door for MSEV use in Montana, upping top speed to 35 mph, restricting their use to roads with speed limits of no more than 45 mph and requiring state registration.

Published: 15-Jan-2009

HELENA — Electric cars have captured Ron Gompertz's imagination since he saw General Motor's "Futurama II" exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City.

The exhibit depicted a world 60 years into the future, one in which electric cars ruled the road, humans lived on the moon and people vacationed on the ocean floor.

It's not likely that people will live on the moon or take trips to Atlantis anytime soon, but Gompertz, owner of Bozeman-based Eco Auto, is determined to get more electric cars on the road.

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