Elec­tric car free of charge for re­tirees

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

OCEAN Gar­dens res­i­dents can now cruise around in style and in an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly fash­ion.

The re­tire­ment vil­lage in City Beach bought an Audi A3 e-tron elec­tric car as a share car for its res­i­dents so in­fre­quent driv­ers can give up their cars and save money on in­surance, main­te­nance, reg­is­tra­tion and fuel.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Ralph Gore said use of the car would be through a book­ing sys­tem with no cost and was in­tended for short trips to the shops or doc­tor.

It will recharge overnight when not in use and has a range of 50km on the bat­tery. Mr Gore said there were plans to in­crease the num­ber of cars.

PLC prin­ci­pal Kate Had­wen.

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