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Some Austin pedicabs go electric in city pilot program


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Austin pedicab drivers are getting a boost just in time for the spring festival season by installing electric motors on their vehicles as part of a new city pilot program.

The Austin American-Statesman reports Austin Transportation Department and Austin Energy have teamed up for the yearlong pilot to see how electric pedicabs perform in the city before potentially going to the City Council to shape an ordinance that would make them a permanent feature in town.

"I think it's a great joint effort to come together to reduce the carbon imprint downtown," Transportati...

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