Friday's Post has an adjective-filled front page article
looking at the electric "E-Cruzers" that have been buzzing around Near Southeast and Barracks Row for the past year or so:
"They dart from the barren Anacostia riverfront to the fertile terrain of nearby Capitol Hill, where they scoop up drunk baseball fans from the Ugly Mug and Molly Malone's. They sneak down an alley to Seventh Street SE, under the thump-thumping overpass of I-295, onto the gentle slope of M Street. Toward the sunset these carts go, past the walled-off Navy Yard and into the back roads of the Yards
, D.C.'s newest planned neighborhood, which is still weedy lots and hollow remnants of ship-building plants.
"The street-legal vehicles look like golf cart limousines. They seat six comfortably, run on a batch of eight-volt batteries and burn 2 cents of electricity per mile.
"On weekdays at lunchtime and for all home baseball games, the fleet glides past whiny street sweepers and belching motorcycles. They move suits during the day and jerseys at night. The ride is free; bars and restaurants subsidize the enterprise."
(However, the first-paragraph reference to the ballpark district as a "wasteland of arrested development" might rankle some folks a bit.)