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Ride of the future

Frederica Elbourne
Saturday, December 08, 2012

DRIVING around with a trailer isn't everyone's cup of tea, but its one way to make electric vehicles the ride of the future.

This as www.reneweconomy.com reports that Western consumers are thirsting for more economical options of travel.

When you think about it, the climate change fanatics have said on record somewhere that the weather is suppose to get even hotter than it has been.

So why not the electric vehicle battery trailer to power your electric vehicle. It's worth a shot as a German company called ebuggy has come up with an EV battery trailer called ebuggy, says Australian based renewable energy website www.reneweconomy.com

To go on a long trip, like Ba to Suva, all that will be needed is for your to drive into an ebuggy station for a trailer and Bo's your uncle.

But for Fiji, the first thing in such a case would be gauge public support for such a venture, market electric vehicles on a larger scale and set up ebuggy stations before any signs of what's happening in this sector of German can be seen here.

According to www.reneweconomy.com, the ebuggy concept is familiar territory to the millions of drivers of the United States of America who routinely hitch U-hauls, campers, boats, and bike trailers to their cars.

"The trailer concept is pretty simple. It only takes a couple of minutes to hook up, which makes it at least as quick and convenient as going over to the local gas station and filling the tank for a long trip," www.reneweconomy.com said. Plans are also in the pipeline for a network of relay stations where EV drivers can drop off a spent trailer and hitch up a fresh one, also within just a couple of minutes—in Germany, at least, says www.reneweconomy.com

"If US car manufacturers want to compete for those customers, they are not going up against a lone company called ebuggy.

"They will be butting heads with a full-scale public-private collaborative effort by Germany," www.reneweconomy.com said.





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