An Australian-first, the WA Electric Vehicle Trial monitors the performance, environmental benefits, policies, infrastructure and practical implications for electric vehicle fleets. The trial was launched in March 2010 by Western Australian Minister for Transport and Disability Simon O’Brien MLC.
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The University of Western Australia, the private sector and State and local governments have joined forces to help demonstrate the potential for widespread use of electric vehicles. The trial involves 11 vehicles which have been specially converted to electric power by EV Works Pty Ltd. After conversion the cars have become part of some of the largest government and industry fleets in the State. Under the two-year trial the vehicles will be tracked and data-collected in use for normal transport purposes, as part of UWA’s Renewable Energy Vehicle Project .
The West Australian newspaper, Royal Automobile Club, Telstra, Main Roads WA, City of Perth, City of Swan, City of Mandurah, Water Corporation, Landcorp, Department of Environment and Conservation, and Department of Transport are all participating in the trial. The trial has been initiated and is managed by CO2 Smart Pty Ltd.