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Australian Government Introduces
- Electric Vehicle Recharge Infrastructure Grants
Added by admin 31/5/12
The South Australian Government is committed to reducing
greenhouse gas emissions and improving our environment. Electric
Vehicles (EVs), combined with the ongoing decarbonisation of
South Australia’s electricity supply, will increasingly
contribute to reducing transport-related emissions. To support
early EV uptake, the SA Government is implementing a grant
program to run until June 2013. Organisations can apply for
one-off grants of $4,000 (ex GST) to assist with the installation
and maintenance of electric vehicle recharging infrastructure (EVRI)
for public use.
LEAF on sale here in Australia as from next month (June 2012)
Added by admin 29/5/12
This 100% electric vehicle is a medium size car and will be selling for approx.
$A56,000 on the road. This EV has a 24kWh lithium-ion battery
pack and offers a range of up to 170 km, depending on driving
conditions. Maximum speed is around 140km/hr. It is front wheel drive with the batteries mounted
under the seating positions. There is plenty of
passenger room and boot (trunk) space. It is available in five
Reserve your LEAF now, with no obligation at
or call 1800 532 338 as numbers will be limited in the first few months.
This link also has more information about the LEAF including a
downloadable spec sheet.
Electric Vehicle motorists can now put to rest range and
Added by admin 21/5/12
Club Assist Puts the "Green" in Electric Vehicle Roadside Assistance with WORLD FIRST "Lithium" Mobile EV Charger
One of the world's trusted motoring club partners, Club Assist,
has unveiled a WORLD FIRST with the "Lithium Mobile EV Charger".
The lithium-powered charger is the first clean, green, Level 2 EV
charging solution for emergency roadside assistance.
The solution developed by Club Assist is an innovation that
offers quicker, smoother and quieter roadside battery charging
assistance, with a development which is the most environmentally
friendly solution to hit the market to date.
Prius Plug-In Hybrid overtakes sales of Chevy VOLT in the US.
Added by admin 11/5/12
April 2012 figures showed that more 2012 Toyota Prius plug-ins
(over 1,600) have sold than Chevy VOLTs, for that month. (just