Vehicle to battle petrol price hike?
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Israel to import electric 4-wheel vehicle

Transport Ministry to bring in electric Quadro cycle for city use; pilot program hopes new vehicle will battle petrol price hike, city traffic

The Transport Ministry is set to launch a one of a kind pilot program which will enable Israel to import the initial model of the electric 4-wheel Quadro cycle, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.


The Quadro cycle is the perfect solution for getting around big cities due to its size, low petrol consumption and reasonable price. It appears that the new vehicle could solve common problems the Israeli public faces on a day-to-day basis such as city traffic and the constant increase in petrol prices.


Over the next couple of years, as the market continues to expand, the ministry plans to import various models of the efficient vehicle by different manufacturers.


Renault recently launched its electric city car "Renault Twizy," while Audi and Opel have also unveiled their prototypes, and are already negotiating with the Ministry of Transport in order to import the advanced vehicles.


The electric vehicle is an ultra-compact two-seater car, which can reach up to 45-80 km (28-50 miles) depending on the model.


The car, which is estimated at NIS 105,000 ($26,765), includes a stereo system, air conditioning and even a cup holder.


"The electric vehicle could transform city driving habits," said Idan Yaish the manager of MEV Hummer Israel.


"It's easy to use and reasonably priced. We might even start renting it out to tourists in Tel Aviv or Eilat for short-term rentals," he said adding that "the vehicle's frame and body offers occupants extra protection."



פרסום ראשון: 07.08.12, 14:17
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