Agassi's plan neglects Canberra

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Agassi's plan neglects Canberra

Post by MikeG » Wed, 03 Dec 2008, 16:35

The deal struck with Macquarie and AGL plans to roll out plugin EV recharge stations everywhere BUT Canberra.

Copy of my note sent to www.betterplace.com:

"Dear Mr Agassi,

I note that the Australian announcement for recharge stations excludes the nation's capital Canberra. There are more cars on Canberra's roads than ever before, according to an analysis of 2006 Census figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

According to the ABS, the average distance travelleed by passenger vehicles was 14,100km in 2005 - an average of just 38km per day - Ideal EV figures if you ask me.

Why then have you neglected to include Canberra in the plan?

Also, you are invited to the AEVA Electric Vehicle open day in Canberra on October 4, 2009 - guests are encouraged to bring their EVs.

For more details, see http://www.aeva.asn.au

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Post by Electrocycle » Wed, 03 Dec 2008, 16:47

I would have thought that Canberra would be fairly ideal for EVs as a general commuter option.
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Post by tassie_tiger » Wed, 03 Dec 2008, 16:54

Was Tassie included? I note that Tasmania is missing off the Australia image to the right on this page.
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Post by MikeG » Wed, 03 Dec 2008, 17:38

Canberra suffers the fate of Australia's lowest population mainland Capital City of only ~300,000 people. The transitary population (visitors, politicians and contractors) are not counted of course.

Newcastle is bigger...

I guess macquarie & AGL have to think of their profits, the good be damned...
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Post by MikeG » Wed, 03 Dec 2008, 17:54

tassie_tiger wrote: Was Tassie included? I note that Tasmania is missing off the Australia image to the right on this page.


Everyone knows they don't have cars in Tasmania, just horse drawn carts and bicycles... ;)

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/stor ... 21,00.html

No sign of Tassie in the lineup...

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Post by Lowly » Fri, 05 Dec 2008, 01:05

Canberra has the lowest population of a mainland capital city?

Or does Darwin not count because we are only a Territory? :-)

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Post by fuzzy-hair-man » Fri, 05 Dec 2008, 01:11

Lowly wrote: Canberra has the lowest population of a mainland capital city?

Or does Darwin not count because we are only a Territory? :-)

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I think Canberra would be a good place to trial EVs too also because the ACT just voted in a Greens / Labor government which might also be able to give the project the government support it needs.
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Post by Goombi » Fri, 05 Dec 2008, 15:41

I do not blame Canberra being ignored as political capital One cannot get anywhere with the politicians.. Just ignore-- the best.

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Post by AMPrentice » Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 05:01

If things go towards the EV swing then eventually there will be an extension to other cities and towns, lets be happy there will be a start.
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