Electric cars: plug and drive

By Peter Griffin In Technology

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27th November, 2012
Reefton seemed an entirely appropriate setting to make a pit stop in an electric car. The tiny West Coast town was the first in the Southern Hemisphere to receive electric power in 1888. The electricity didn’t come from a coal-fired generator, as I had expected. Instead, water from the Inangahua River was fed through a tunnel to a turbine at the Reefton Power Station, providing power to electric lights around the town. But as I rolled silently into a railway yard in Reefton last week in the Holden Volt, the town provided a stark reminder of the reality this new generation of electric cars ...

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