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OctaFuel Grabbing Worldwide Attention

OctaFuel Grabbing Worldwide Attention


OctaFuel – New Zealand’s only suppliers and installers of retrofitted OctaFuel Hybrid Fuel Cells – has drawn worldwide attention and interest, says Michael Fresnel, Co-Founder and General Manager of OctaFuel New Zealand – who is also the mind behind such innovations as One Hundred Dollars Cash, and Telecomet New Zealand.

“If you have of asked me six months ago if I expected the many international news outlets that have grabbed the OctaFuel story to do so, being an optimist, of course I’d have said yes,” says Michael. “But for that to have actually happened – wow!”

And it’s incredible how right the timing is, says Mike.

“Timing is everything in business – and right now everyone is reading about things like fuel prices escalating and the greenhouse gas debate – carbon credits, emissions, and the fart tax. Every day an innovation seems to be reported somewhere – hey, I just read an article in the NZ Herald about bio-diesel from waste fuel emissions – awesome! But I don’t see a lot else out there like the OctaFuel Hybrid Fuel Cell – a product that is literally being installed into NZ vehicles today. The demand is now, and it’s huge.”

And that’s no surprise, Mike says.

“Look, 20% - 40% fuel savings? If you’re doing more than 15,000 km’s per annum, the purchase price is paid back within about a year. Environmentally beneficial, reducing emissions? Everyone wants to contribute to the “green” machine. And a kiwi innovation? Yep, right on mate.”

To encourage New Zealanders towards installing an OctaFuel Hybrid Fuel Cell, OctaFuel New Zealand is currently offering a special on five OctaFuel Hybrid Fuel Cells sold through trademe this month at the standard RRP of $3,500 – they will service the unit free of charge for the next 12 months. That’s a significant saving, says Mike.

“There’s bound to be some keen interest – the last time we did a special on trade me we sold out in two weeks.”

With worldwide interest and a focussed management team, what next for OctaFuel? The next step is franchising, says Mike, and that’s why OctaFuel is offering other kiwi’s the opportunity to “cash in” on the OctaFuel opportunity, with their recent release of franchise areas across New Zealand, he explains.

Determined to create a workable and profitable franchise, Mike has brought seasoned franchisor Warren Mills on board. Warren created the highly successful Small Business Accounting (SBA) franchise and has a strong focus on creating a profitable and sustainable business for franchisees. “I cannot recall seeing a system that has determined from the word go that it will look after its franchisees in the way OctaFuel does,” says Warren. “All the accounting and back-office procedures are outsourced to allow franchisees to focus on their business and their customers. Even the GST returns are done for you!”

Adds Michael: “The OctaFuel business model is set up to ensure your success. The time is right, OctaFuel is ready, and I just know there are nine people out there somewhere who will just read this, and go – YES. This is ME. You’re passionate about the environment, you can run a good solid business, and you’re looking for an opportunity to get involved with something cutting edge and in demand. So join with OctaFuel – touch base.”

To find out more, or to purchase an OctaFuel Hybrid Fuel Cell, visit their website – – or call 0800 OCTAFUEL.





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