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The GreenZone drive allows ordinary drivers and showroom shoppers to take a no-pressure test drive to assess the latest developments in green energy.
‘‘ To date we have provided almost 2000 test drives over three events,’’ says GreenZone spokesman Alexander Corne.
‘‘ The range of eligible vehicles increases each time the event is held, as new models arrive or are previewed at the event. Typically there will be 10-12 different vehicles available to drive.
‘‘ The GreenZone program began in Melbourne in October 2010, with a second event in 2011 in the Victorian capital as well as one in Adelaide in October last year.
The organisers hope to eventually have annual drives across Australia, as well as taking the concept overseas.
‘‘ The aim is to provide the public with a real-world test drive of low, ultra-low and zero-emission vehicles, so they can see these now provide a viable alternative to consider when purchasing a new vehicle. These include high efficiency petrol and diesel, hybrid and electric vehicles,’’ Corne says.
‘‘ It is not a selling event, but an experiential event.’’
The GreenZone drive will run at the RACV Royal Pines Resort from August 10-13. View greenzonedrive.com.au.
In the zone: More and more vehicles are available to test drive