No Electric Car At Mauritius
5 Septembre 2012 - lexpress.mu
The Mauritian government says no to electric cars. The authorities have informed the company and ABC Motors it can not sell the Toyota Leaf 100% electric car.
The reason? The car runs from the electricity generated by burning coal! In parallel, the price of fuel could take the elevator Friday at the next meeting of the Petroleum Pricing Committee (PPC).
It's been four months since Toyota Motors ABC Leaf waiting for the green light from the authorities to leave the harbor and discover the Mauritian roads. This option is no longer possible. "I'm disappointed," said Dean Ah Chuen, director of ABC Motors, contacted by the Express, "the authorities have told us that the car was not consistent with the energy policy of Mauritius as it works to electricity generated by burning coal! ".
Faced with the argument of the economy on fuel, the authorities seem to wield parade pollution due to coal burned to produce the electricity that powers the car. An explanation that would not have convinced many people at ABC Motors according to the information of the express.