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Electric vehicles

Passenger vehicles with petrol or diesel (combustion) engines make up 75 per cent of Australia’s vehicles on the road. They are a significant contributor to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

The City's fleet already has some hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). We will soon be replacing six more combustion engine vehicles in the fleet with zero emission electric vehicles (tailpipe emissions).

The electric vehicles (EVs) will help us reduce our CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and oil dependency as well as save on maintenance costs.

Electric vehicle facts

Hyundai Ioniq EVs use electricity to charge a high voltage 38.3 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery to drive the vehicle’s 100kW electric motor, and a 12V battery to operate the lights, wipers and audio.

The regenerative braking system recharges the battery each time the EV slows down. The Ioniq can drive for around 300 kilometres per charge, depending on driving conditions and driver behaviour.

Renewable energy and electric vehicle recharging

Solar PV panels have been installed on the Nerang, Karp Court and Waterside West buildings to recharge the EVs which will further reduce our CO2 emissions.

Further information

Visit Queensland Government to read about the future of electric cars.

The Federal Government Green Vehicle Guide provides information on the environmental performance of light vehicles sold in Australia.

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