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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A 'Green Zone' event for the Bellarine?

DCSCA has asked the organisers of a test-drive of low emissions vehicles (LACs) in Melbourne next month to consider holding an equivalent event in Geelong and Clifton Springs.

The Melbourne Green Zone Drive - a collaboration between Victoria's Environmental Protection Agency and the RACV - gives drivers the chance to test drive low emission vehicles (LEVs) from Audi, BMW, Citroen, Ford, Hyundai, Mini, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volvo. (The illustration accompanying this post is the Green Zone logo.)

The drive along a predetermined route through Docklands lasts only a few minutes, but is long enough to demonstrate the everyday performance of LEVs. Test-drivers will be accompanied by a representative of the presenting car company who will describe the vehicle's environmental friendliness of the vehicle and explain the company's approach to sustainability.

DCSCA's proposal for an equivalent event in Geelong and Clifton Springs follows its suggestion that a proposed trial in Geelong of the Better Place electric car system should include Clifton Springs. (See 'Bellarine electric cars' on this blog, August 6 2010.)

The Green Zone Drive accompanies The Green Zone Expo, which explains current and near-future low emission technology in simple terms and displays some innovative vehicles. It will be based outside the Fox Classic Car collection on the corner of Collins Street and Batman's Hill Drive.

Green Zone Drive runs between Saturday 2 October and Friday 8 October, from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. For more information:

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