It was manufactured by Victorian-based Blade Electric Vehicles, which converts the Hyundai Getz to an all-electric motor and operating system.
Mr Stanhope congratulated Wollemi Systems for supporting the renewable energy technology.
“As a city designed for motor vehicles, Canberra is an ideal place for companies like Wollemi Systems to use an electric vehicle to travel to and from appointments at sites across the city,” Mr Stanhope said.
“Combined with green power or renewable energy, electric vehicles can run on zero emissions helping to achieve a significant reduction in our carbon footprint.
“I want to congratulate Wollemi Systems for supporting this important emerging technology and setting a precedent for low emissions travel for businesses and individuals in the ACT.
“The ACT Government strongly supports the use of electric vehicles as a way of reducing our city’s greenhouse gas emissions.
“The Government has offered planning and regulatory assistance to Better Place and ActewAGL who plans to roll out electric vehicle infrastructure including recharge points in Canberra.
“The Government is also exploring the option of replacing some of the public service car fleet with electric cars,” Mr Stanhope said.
Something to keep an eye out for.