This Doesn't Appear to be a Place Well Suited to EVs

This Doesn't Appear to be a Place Well Suited to EVs

Colorado's Mountain Limo, a regional taxi service in the mountainous Telluride area, added a Mitsubishi i-MiEV to its fleet.

The i-MiEV is mainly used for around-town trips and for the occasional ride out to the Telluride Airport.

The electric Mitsubishi operates under the Dial-A-Ride service, in which those in need of a ride simply ring up Mountain Limo.

Come winter, the i-MiEV will be put to the test.  Telluride, a ski resort town, sees cold temps and lots of snow.  The i-MiEV will be fitted with studded tires to cope with the conditions in the winter.  This will surely reduce its range, but if the i-MiEV handles the winter weather reasonably well, then Mountain Limo will likely add more electric vehicles to its fleet.

Studded tires on an electric.  That's the first we've heard of anyone doing that.