The Chief Minister is celebrating the arrival of the ACT Government’s first electric car:
“Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) has welcomed a new Mitsubishi i MiEV electric car into its fleet and demonstrates our commitment to working towards reducing the environmental impacts associated with conducting business through the use of sustainable transport,” the Chief Minister said.
“This includes reducing the number of vehicles in its fleet and replacing vehicles with fuel efficient, four cylinder and environmentally friendly models including hybrid vehicles.
The Mitsubishi i MiEV was selected following a short trial and replaces a conventional petrol driven pool car. It produces zero greenhouse gas emissions and travels up to 100 km between charges.
While the vehicle will use standard electricity, the trial will be used to determine how we can use 100 per cent renewable energy to power the fleet in the future.
Charge points are being installed within the Macarthur House car park where TAMS is located. These will provide convenient daytime recharging when the car is not in use. Overnight charging facilities are provided at the TAMS depot where the car is garaged to ensure it is ready for use each day.
More info on this car is on the Mitsubishi website.