June 5, 2011

Not your ordinary golf car

As a golfer, one thing that has always intrigued me is why haven't golf cars evolved to become an eco-friendly alternative to urban mobility. So, I was happy to learn about the beautiful Danish-designed street-legal Garia LSV. For those who don't know LSV stands for low-speed vehicle.

This not your ordinary golf car. These vehicles are manufactured at the Valmet Automotive factory in Finland, the same place where Porsche Boxsters and Caymans are produced, with a few nice touches like hand-stiched water-resistant upholstery, built-in refrigerator, 768 combination of colors, styles and upgrades.

There has been so much buzz around electric cars these days. This week, São Paulo hosted the C40 Summit - bringing together mayors from the World's 40 largest cities - and the official automobile for the event was the Nissan Leaf.

In a world where it would be wonderful if we could slow down and get around in a way that is more environmentally-conscious, it's fascinating to see how electric cars are finally getting the attention they deserve.

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