RAA unveils new electrical patrol van and 7kW cell EV charger

The Royal Car Affiliation of South Australia (RAA) unveiled on Wednesday a brand new electrical patrol van, a Peugeot E-Companion, in addition to a 7kW cell EV charger which is able to service the metropolitan Adelaide space to assist EV drivers with a flat battery.

The Peugeot E-Companion van is being leased to RAA by CarBon Leasing & Leases as a part of a six-month trial that RAA hopes will inform the long-term transition of their patrol fleet.

That is notably related contemplating that RAA’s patrol fleet of automobiles accounts for roughly 80% of its Scope 1 emissions and roughly 7% of all RAA’s emissions.

Transitioning to electrical patrol vans will dramatically assist scale back RAA’s general emissions.

RAA Chief Government Officer Nick Reade mentioned that the Peugeot E-Companion patrol van will likely be out servicing members from this week. For these in South Australia seeking to spot the brand new electrical patrol van, maintain an eye fixed out for a splash of inexperienced on the again of the car.

“Electrical automobiles are the way forward for motoring, and we’re excited to be trialling the brand new Peugeot E-Companion van over the following six months,” mentioned Reade.

“As one of many founding members of the South Australian authorities’s Fleet Pledge Program, we’re actively transitioning our company fleet to electrical automobiles.

“This can be a first and vital step for RAA in transitioning our patrol fleet to an all-electric one.”

RAA’s emergency cell charging service was additionally launched this week on an identical six-month trial foundation and is designed partly as a means for RAA to assist South Australians sort out vary anxiousness.

“We all know 1000’s of South Australians are pondering of creating the swap to an EV and one of many fundamental obstacles is how and the place they’ll cost,” mentioned Reade.

“At RAA we’re properly on the street to fixing this drawback – each by way of this new cell charging service and the statewide EV charging community, RAA Cost, which is about to be full in 2024.

“From this week, South Australian EV drivers can have the arrogance that in the event that they do run out of cost on the street, we’ll be there to rescue them with our emergency cell charging machine.”

RAA confirmed on social media that its cell EV charger will likely be able to offering drivers with 10 kilometres of vary in beneath quarter-hour – “sufficient to get them to the closest EV charging station, mechanic, or their residence.”

The cell EV charger, which will likely be operated out of a devoted RAA patrol van, will likely be based mostly at RAA’s Mile Finish web site and charged “utilizing 100% inexperienced power, obtained by shopping for renewable power from an power retailer.”

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