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EECA To Deliver Christchurch Electric Car

13 August 2012

EECA To Deliver Christchurch Electric Car

A Mitsubishi i-MiEV will be presented to key organisations in Christchurch on Tuesday morning as part of a year-long project being run by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.

The fully electric hatchback will be on loan to be shared amongst Christchurch City Council, Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority, Environment Canterbury and Orion for a year, giving staff at each organisation the opportunity to experience driving an electric vehicle and increase electric vehicle awareness

EECA Chief Executive Mike Underhill will launch the Christchurch Electric Vehicle Project by handing over the keys at a small event at 8.30 a.m. After the keys are handed over, attendees will have the opportunity to take the i-MiEV for a small test drive, time permitting. Further test drives can also be arranged. Media are welcome to attend.

WHAT: Launch of Christchurch Electric Vehicle Project
WHEN: 8.25am, Tuesday 14 August
WHERE: Outside CERA offices, 62 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch.


Note to Editors:
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is the Crown agency that encourages, supports, and promotes energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the use of renewable energy in New Zealand. EECA provides information to households through ENERGYWISETM www.energywise.govt.nz and to businesses through EECA BUSINESSTM www.eecabusiness.govt.nz

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