An Australian-first trial that will monitor the performance, environmental benefits, policy and practical implications for electric vehicle fleets will be launched at The University of Western Australia by State Minister for Transport Simon O'Brien tomorrow, Thursday, March 11.
The University, the private sector and State and local governments will join forces to help demonstrate the potential for widespread use of electric vehicles.
Initiated by CO2 Smart Pty Ltd, the trial will involve UWA's Renewable Energy Vehicle Project. Around 10 vehicles from government and industry fleets have been converted for the trial.
Minister O'Brien will be thanking the companies and government departments who have signed up to purchase and operate a specially converted electric vehicle in their fleets for the coming two years.
EVENT Launch of WA Electric Vehicle Trial
WHEN Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 10am
WHERE University Club of Western Australia, Banquet Hall South
Photo opportunity: Five cars that will take part in the trial (3 UWA research vehicles and two cars to be used by trial partners) will be displayed on Riley Oval adjacent to the Uni Club.
Professor Thomas Braunl (+61 8) 6488 1763
(UWA Professor of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering)
Terry Mader (Co2 Smart Pty Ltd) (+61 4) 66 663 639
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716