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Australian Electric Vehicle Association launched in Tasmania

electric-carElectric car push shifts into overdrive MATT SMITH SUNDAY TASMANIAN AUGUST 15, 2015 

TASMANIA’S electric car industry is driving forward with the official launch of the local branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association.

Energy Minister Matthew Groom and Opposition Leader Bryan Green joined about 100 electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts for the launch at the State Cinema in North Hobart.

Mr Groom said the Government was committed to the market-driven growth of the industry in Tasmania.

Opposition Leader Bryan Green, who has made a $10 million commitment to invest in electric vehicle technology if elected, said the future was here.

“The technology is catching up with us now,” he said.

Hobart electric car owner Andrew Cash said he loved his new Nissan Leaf.

“It is super smooth, it is a really plush sort of ride, it is eerily quiet inside, it is not pumping out any smoke and it just makes sense.”

Mr Cash said he drives about 120km before recharging the vehicle at home.

“In Tasmania, with Hydro power, it is just crazy that we are not all driving electric cars.”

August 16, 2015 - Posted by | General News

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