Electric cars are emerging as an alternative to traditional fuel, as well as hybrid, cars.
As part of the Smart Grid, Smart City program Ausgrid has introduced 20 Mitsubishi iMiev electric cars to its fleet in Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast. Each car is fitted with an electronic logbook that tracks how the cars are driven and recharged. The trial hopes to better understand:
- the benefits of electric vehicles
- the affect electric vehicles will have on the grid
- the affect electric vehicles will have on the environment
- when and where users are most likely to charge their vehicles