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The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on.

Video: Electric vehicles explained

2014-02-12 13:11

DEMYSTIFYING ELECTRIC CARS: A great animated video explains why one should or should not purchase an electric vehicle. Image: YOUTUBE

Vehicle specialist Fleetdrive, with the UK's Department for Transport and the Energy Saving Trust, have produced a series of animation to educate potential buyers of green-friendly vehicles.

This one, ‘Which car is most efficient for you?’, features a voice-over by British TV presenter Robert Llewellyn who explains the differences between petrol, diesel, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, extended-range electric vehicles and pure electric vehicles.

VIDEO: Electric vehicles explained

It's the first in the series that discusses the pros and cons of purchasing one.

Fleetdrive Electric's MD Michael Potter said: “We are pleased to be working with the Energy Saving Trust and Transport by sharing our knowledge and expertise to educate and enhance the UK’s adoption of electric-vehicle technology. “Increasingly there are more varied options for vehicle power trains. This video, we hope, goes some way towarads demystifying how these work ifor businesses and individuals.

“We also hope that it will demonstrate where full EV's can fit in with their zero exhaust emissions - especially particulates - and low running costs. “The fact is that EV's are becoming increasingly more practical and affordable for a range of business applications.

"It’s not only about saving the environment but, in the long-term, saving money on your fleet running costs.”
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