Electric car rolls into Wellington
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:44p.m.
Electric supercar the ‘Tesla' graced Wellington's Te Papa this morning - on show as part of an APEC conference on electric vehicle technology
The Green machine is owned by Wellington local Ian Mirandah and retails for around a $100,000 – though running costs are just a fraction of a normal petrol-powered car.
The conference is focusing on global progress in electric vehicle technology and New Zealand's readiness for electric vehicle rollout.
“There’s no doubt that we’ve got energy sources that can be tapped, says Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley. “There’s lots of consenting projects we’ve got and most of them are for renewable energy, whether it’s wind farm or geothermal or small hydros, so the ability to meet demand when electric cars are brought to market is fine.”
Kiwis can already buy Mitsubishi's electric model for about half the price of a Tesla.
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21/06/2012 4:49:02 p.m.
Andre van den Berg wrote:
Way to go!!! Appreciate your article. I own a electric scooter and it is mind blowing. Wouldn't miss it for anything. "Refilling" costs about nothing and replacing the batteries after three years costs less than repairs, maintenance and petrol of fuel hungry alternative over that time. Wish I could have switched many years ago. Actually I can't understand why not.
20/06/2012 3:15:58 p.m.
Sounds interesting to very least
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