11 April 2019 at 8:27 am
The Great EV Road Trip will be visiting Orion on Monday 15 April, giving locals the opportunity to get independent advice about every aspect of electric vehicle (EV) usage and ownership.
The Great EV Road Trip involves a group of EV owners and enthusiasts driving their cars the length of the country, stopping off in towns along the way to provide test drives and share their EV knowledge and experience with the public.
Orion General Manager Customer and Stakeholder, Paul Deavoll, is joining the road trip from Fairlie, driving the new Hyundai Kona, the latest addition to the company’s fleet of 24 EVs or hybrid vehicles.
“It is a chance for me to put the newest car in our fleet through its paces on the open road, and see for myself its 400km plus driving range at work."
Orion is hosting a public event when the road trip passes through Christchurch, at its centre in Wairakei Road.
“We invite anyone who has an interest in EVs to come down and talk to some of the most knowledgeable EV enthusiasts in the country.
“If you are thinking of buying an EV in the future, or just curious, it is a great opportunity to test drive one for yourself, and talk with some very well-informed people, with no obligations,” he said.
Greatly improved battery storage technologies, coupled with an ever-expanding nationwide charging network, means that electric vehicles can now go anywhere in New Zealand.
The Great EV Road Trip will be visiting Orion in Christchurch:
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