Dunedin: Test drive a Tesla roadster electric car

  

Range and Power – Tesla convoy comes to Dunedin

Otago Polytechnic this Sunday 11th Jan at noon.  0-100km in 4 seconds.tesla

See https://www.facebook.com/LeadingTheCharge for other locations around New Zealand.

A new kind of kiwi road trip is amp’ing up, as four kiwi blokes: Steve, Jay, Carl and Nick travel from Cape Reinga to the Bluff in a convoy of sustainable prowess.

The group #leadingthecharge are highlighting the practical and sustainable benefits of using electric cars. To drive home their message they’re cruising the length of the country in New Zealand’s first Tesla Model S car, and its only Telsa Roadster. Va va vroom!

According to the group New Zealand is ideally situated to benefit from the uptake of electric cars. “After the dairy industry, the next biggest source of emissions is our vehicle fleet, and since over 70 per cent of our electrical power is from renewable sources, there’re even bigger emissions savings with an electric fleet here than overseas.”

On their way South the foursome are stopping in to charge up at Otago Polytechnic’s workSpace. “We’re delighted to support the initiative and vision of these four kiwi men,” said workSpace spokesperson, Veronica Stevenson and “given our work in the sustainability and tech transformation space, workSpace is the ideal place for a meet, greet and test drive.”

The goals of #leadingthecharge are three fold

  • Charging – We aim to encourage private and public entities to roll out charging infrastructure all through New Zealand.
  • Driving – We want people to get into Electric Vehicles. Test-drives, car sharing, renting, owning. We don’t care how you do it; we just want people in these cars.
  • Teaching – There are so many untruths circulating about EV (electric vehicle) technology. We want to share true, well-researched and transparent messages about EV and all the benefits of EV ownership for individuals and New Zealand as a whole

All members of the public are warmly invited to attend this unprecedented event. Bring a friend, or the whole family – it isn’t often an event comes along that appeals to car enthusiasts and greenies alike.

WHERE: workSpace – A Block, Otago Polytechnic (across the road and up the grassy bank from the hockey turf on Harbor Tce)

WHEN: 1130am Sunday the 11th January

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Veronica Stevenson: Story Strategist at workSpace, 027 4483036 veronica.stevenson@op.ac.nz

Tim Bishop
SHAC | The Sustainable Habitat Challenge
www.shac.org.nz
021 705 346

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