Canberra’s Rock Development Group have proudly announced that they’re going to be one of the first businesses in Australia to operate one of Mistubishi’s I-Miev electric cars:
The forward thinking ACT development group was one of 100 businesses and government departments to apply for the highly anticipated leasing arrangement and will receive the keys to its i-MiEV fleet vehicle when it arrives in Australia later this month.
Maria Efkarpidis, a Director of the Rock Development Group said she is excited about the pending arrival of the i-MiEV.
“We are delighted to be selected by Mitsubishi to receive one of the first i-MiEVs in the country. We are passionate about environmental sustainability and believe electric vehicles are the way forward.”
Ms Efkarpidis said the arrival of electric vehicles in Canberra is an important step for the city and hopes to show Canberrans the vehicle is a viable and stylish mode of transport.
“Electric vehicles are part of our overall vision for a greener Canberra. We would love to see the widespread adoption of electric vehicles and we will be working in cooperation with Better
Place Australia to make this happen with an upcoming trial in the ACT.”
Ms Efkarpidis believes Rock’s i-MiEV fleet car reflects its broader plans for the redevelopment of the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets – a fully sustainable, self-contained community featuring residential, retail and office buildings with environmentally sustainable technologies.
“We will address the need for electric vehicle infrastructure in our redevelopment of the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets, the first in the ACT to include plug-in points for electric vehicles.”
So there we go, the future to arrive shortly.