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Drive for MPs?
Added by admin 22/6/12
ComCar, the agency that manages the fleet of cars used by
Australian politicians is to trial the e-Commodores developed by
the Port Melbourne based EV Engineering consortium. If the trial
is successful we may see our politicians driving "zero emission".
Picture: Ben Swinnerton
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Holden dealers selected to sell the VOLT.
Added by admin 13/6/12
49 of the 270 Holden dealers throughout Australia have now been
selected to sell the Holden VOLT Extended Range EV later this
year. South Australian dealers selected are Peter Page Holden at
Elizabeth, City Holden in Adelaide, Hamilton Holden at Somerton
Park and Metro Holden at Thebarton.
for the disabled - no longer a hassle, enter the KENGURU
Added by admin 12/6/12
One major issue facing transportation is accessibility,
especially for those in wheelchairs. From public to personal
transit, a wheelchair presents unique mobility challenges. Sure,
it's possible to outfit existing vehicles for wheelchair
accessibility, but the process is expensive and doesn't always
yield a complete, integrated solution. That's where Kenguru
changes things. The Kenguru is an electric vehicle with no seats,
that allows drivers to control the car from their wheelchair.
CARS Pflugerville, Texas.
puts VOLT on trial
Added by admin 7/6/12
As part of the Victorian Government’s Electric Vehicle Trial,
eight Holden employees will be "testing" the new Holden
E-REV (Extended Range Electric Vehicle) for a period of 12 weeks.
more... Car Advice Review:
Motoring - Ninemsn
Motors announces that it will be delivering the first of the
Model S sedans to customers in the US this month
Added by admin 5/6/12
The Tesla 2013 Signature
Model S at a starting price of $US87,900
has sold out in the US. They will be delivering this new model
from June 22nd. Other model available later in the year will
start at $US49,900.
The Tesla Model S will not be available in Australia until at least 2013.
more... Edmonds INSIDE LINE
Australia defers decision on plug-in Prius until at least 2015
Added by admin 1/6/12 - update
Toyota Australia says no Prius plug-in or extra Prius models for
the next few years. They confirmed that it will not introduce a
plug-in version of its Prius hybrid until at least 2015, when the
next-generation model is expected to emerge.
Current models with 4.3kWh battery packs were tested in
Australia and found to have an electric range of only 23km. This
was found to be inadequate.