Sydney City Council Staff To Drive Electric Cars

While most of us are driving around in regular gas-guzzlers waiting for some nationwide electric vehicle infrastructure to be built so we can move away from petrol, Sydney council members are going to trial the Mitsubishi i-MiEV for six months to see what it's like. Lucky them.

The trial will see 40 of the emission free vehicles trialled by council members and government officials, which will be charged at Sydney council's Kent street parking station using a standard 15Amp power point.

During the course of the trial, the council will collect information on energy consumption and emissions to compare it with hybrid and petrol vehicles, apparently. Sounds like a pretty good excuse to be the first in the country to drive around the vehicles. Hey Mitsubishi! I'll collect data for a free car too!

[via StreetCorner]