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PHOTO CAPTION: Christchurch Cathedral one of many buildings heavily damage by 6.3 quake in February 2011.

Study Finds Earthquake-ravage Christchurch Offers EV Infrastructure Opportunities During Rebuild

University of Canterbury (UC) pilot study recommends using the rebuild effort after destructive earthquake in 2011 to implement policies and infrastructure to help shift away from petroleum-powered vehicles to electric.

Published: 28-Feb-2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) pilot study has found Christchurch has a number of suitable features and excellent opportunities for deployment of electric vehicles.

The rebuild was indicated as a particular opportunity to put in place policies and infrastructure, such as charging points at workplaces, to create an electric-vehicle-friendly environment, UC energy researcher Dr Ian Mason said today.

His research team interviewed local government, the electricity industry, non-government organisations, fleet management and private electric vehicle users.

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