Twenty Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars have arrived in Melbourne to be part of a $5 million electric vehicle trial by the Victorian Government.
Victrian Premier John Brumby said “We are committed to making this state an electric vehicle friendly location and we understand how important cleaner, greener and innovative travel options are to Victorians. That’s why the Victorian Government is currently working with the RACV to find around 180 households interested in taking part in an electric vehicle trial. The successful applicants will get an electric car for three months and we look forward to Mitsubishi being part of that trial. This world-leading trial will create real conditions by testing how drivers, vehicles, plug-in charging infrastructure and the electricity network will interact in real-life situations.”
The five-year electric vehicle trial is part of the $38 billion Victorian Transport Plan to find new ways of making electric cars more efficient and practical for Victorian families and roads. The trial will include passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and electric two-wheelers. There are plans for around 180 charging points and 60 vehicles which will rotate between different households and fleets,