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First electric car trial in NZ


Wellington is to become the first New Zealand city to trial electric cars with the introduction of a fleet of five battery-powered vehicles

Mitsubishi iMIEVS will be tialled in Wellngton for the next two years. By the end of the year eight iMiEVs will be powering around the streets of the Capital.

The four-seater, battery-powered iMiEV has a range of up to 155km and zero drive-time emissions. This is all achieved on a seven-and-a-half-hour charge from a 15-amp socket in the home.

It is hoped the trial will demonstrate that electric cars are viable in Wellington and help identify any barriers to their widespread adoption, such as the need for charging stations.

Read our review of the Mitsubishi iMIEV.

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