At The Electric Motor Vehicle Company Ltd we constantly focus on staying up to date with the rapidly developing world of electric and hybrid vehicles. “There are many issues and options to consider and a number of anxieties to overcome. We specialise in ensuring we can answer all the concerns “ says Mr Alex de Boer, Managing Director.
Electric and Hybrid vehicles are the future of transport. This includes buses , trucks, and even air travel.
Worldwide, governments are on a mission to reduce the CO2 in our atmosphere to slow down global warming and eliminating petrol and diesel vehicles plays a large part in achieving this.
However there are many other advantages . “ This change is the evolution of technology that will greatly improve safety, efficiency, and even the need to own vehicles “ says Mr de Boer. “ We can show you how these changes can benefit you and help reduce the cost transport in your financial budget.”
“ It would be great to see Southland embrace these changes and lead NZ in the uptake of this technology “ says Bob Turner , Sales Manager. “ At this time we are dead last while our nearest neighbour is leading the charge! Yet Southland is largely flat. Air pollution is not just about global warming, it is also about the harmful chemicals we breath in daily which gradually harm our body’s metabolism.”
Many people believe there is currently a range issue with electric vehicles. However if you have this anxiety you have not chosen the correct vehicle. In the larger cities where you spend a lot of time waiting at the lights, and in traffic jambs and queues a fully electric vehicle is ideal as you are not covering large distances. When the vehicle is stopped there is no running motor. Also there is instant, powerful, and smooth acceleration. Also any deceleration causes the electric motor to generate electricity and recharge the battery. “ If your journey is generally down hill you can end up with more energy than when you started” says Mr De Boer.
However it is not ideal to constantly recharge the vehicle using fast chargers. These use Direct current (DC) at about 150 amps and this will shorten the battery life. “I even saw a claim that the new 300 KW fast chargers can charge a vehicle in 15 minutes. This is not true. The onboard battery management will not allow this. Ideally the fast charger should be used in an emergency for a quick ‘top up’ to reach your destination. Most charging should be done at home, at work, or when you reach your destination with AC chargers. We can also supply these. We have vehicles that can cover 1000km, cost 10 cents per KM to run, and are much cheaper to buy than those with very large battery packs that still only have a 200 to 400 km range. Please come and talk to us.”