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World Cup Fans Could Get Behind Wheel of Electric Cars

Rugby World Cup organizers are in talks with Toyota and Mitsubishi for electric cars with 160km range.

Published: 19-Mar-2010

Footy fans in Wellington for the Rugby World Cup could be zipping around the city in electric vehicles hired from prominent tourist spots.

The electric vehicles would be recharged at a handful of stations in city streets and car parking buildings, or through any standard three-pin power socket.

One charge would provide enough juice to travel 160 kilometres.

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