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May Newsletter 2019

10% off IM4 parts until 30 June 2019 – excluding batteries.

Please click HERE for our May EVO Newsletter.

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April Newsletter 2019

There’s been a namechange..

Ogo is now Omeo!

Please click HERE for more information on the Omeo in our April Newsletter.

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March Newsletter 2019

Making mobility easier. For information on the Motorstep and to read our March Newsletter, please click HERE.

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Lithium Phosphate Batteries now available for the FourStar Cruiser!

For more information and to view our August/September Newsletter, please click HERE.

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June Newsletter

Click HERE for the latest EVO news.. featuring new products and winter specials.

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Australian-made Sheepskin Fleecy Wool Seat Covers are now available for the FourStar Golf Cruiser.

These Genuine Australian Sheepskin Seat Covers offer luxury, comfort and protection. They are cool in summer, warm in winter, and come with Velcro straps to easily and quickly remove for washing and in wet weather. They can be re-installed in seconds.

Available in grey (pictured), charcoal, cream or black, the FourStar Seat Cover is priced at A$160.00 inc GST (+ shipping costs if applicable).

If you’d like to order one of these fantastic new golf trike accessories call us now on +61 2 8897 5374 or come into our warehouse, located in Northmead NSW, to see it in person.

You won’t be disappointed!

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We Are Moving!

Electric Vehicles Oceania will be closed from this Friday 23rd Dec and re-opening at their new, larger premises Monday 9th Jan.
Our new address: Coopers Park  9/185 Briens Rd Northmead NSW 2152
 
NB: The FourStar Cruiser will be then going up in price to $3485 so you have a few days to get one at the old price of $2975.
 
From all of us at EVO have a wonderful Christmas and a safe New Year!

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Old Farts can keep playing Golf for decades longer!

Golf Clubs and Pro Shops, keep your very valuable senior golfers in the game for many more years.

When your “more mature” players start to feel the pains and strains that come with that wonderful thing we call aging, keep them happily pursuing their love of golf, cruising around the green in comfort with the FourStar Golf Cruiser .

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Tesla Achieves Unprecedented Sales With New Model 3

Tesla’s #Model3 won’t hit the street for 18 months — but pre-orders for the new lower priced Model 3, starting at $35,000, soared to 276,000 in two days.

 

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Tesla Model S vs Holden V8 Supercar vs Walkinshaw HSV GTS Drag Race

See how an electric motor can compete with a fossil fuel motor…

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Maintaining your FourStar Cruiser batteries.

 

How are your batteries being charged? 

A good charging regime needs to be adhered to in order to maximise the life and capacity of your batteries.

Make sure you follow these six simple steps:

-Keep your batteries charged as much as possible.

-Charge them as soon as practically possible after playing.

-Always use the supplied charger.

-Charge for 6-7 hours after playing 18 holes of golf.

-Perform a maintenance charge of 3-4 hours if the cruiser has not been used for 2-3 weeks.

-Use a timer switch to prevent overcharging.

Feel free to call us on (02) 8897 5374 if you have any questions regarding charging your batteries or if you have any other questions about your FourStar Golf Cruiser.

 

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Germany wants to put 2 billion euros into encouraging electric cars

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel wants to commit two billion euros ($2.17 billion) to encourage more people to buy electric cars, the newspaper Die Zeit reported on Wednesday.

Buyers of electric cars would receive a subsidy from the government, the newspaper said, giving no further details.

Gabriel also wants to expand charging stations and encourage federal offices to use electric cars – an initiative that will be funded under the current German budget without tax increases, he said.

The German government aims to put one million electric cars on the roads by 2020. Among the country’s car makers, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen now produce all-electric cars; Audi and Porsche have plans to build one.

Sales of electric cars totaled some 19,000 in 2014, but at the end of 2014 Germany had only 2,400 charging stations and around 100 fast-charging points.

Calls for supporting electric cars grew at the end of last year after the Volkswagen emissions scandal. Both Gabriel and his fellow Social Democrat Environment Minster Barbara Hendricks have called for a quota for electric cars.

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End of the Fossil Fuel age and beginning of the Electric Vehicle age.

Article by Christine Covington and Kirsty Davis.

On 12 December 2015, The United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris concluded with the release of the ‘Paris Agreement’ (‘Agreement’).

The Agreement is scheduled to be signed in New York on 22 April 2016 and will commence operation in 2020.

Signatories will commit to:

    • Holding the increase in the global average temperature to ‘well-below’ 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
    • Establishing and communicating progressive (i.e. improved) nationally determined contribution targets every five years (with provision to adjust its contribution at any time).
    • Enhancing support to developing countries towards the implementation of economy wide-absolute emission reduction targets.
    • Conserving and enhancing sinks and reservoirs of greenhouse gases in order to reach global peaking ‘as soon as possible’.
    • For developed country parties, providing financial resources to assist developing country parties with implementing their obligations under the Agreement.
    • Holding the first global ‘stocktake’ of the Agreement in 2023 and every subsequent five years.  This will involve a formal review of countries’ progress in meeting their commitments under the Agreement, including updates on the achievement of targets.
    • Operating within a ‘Transparency Framework.’  Under this framework, signatories must disclose information regarding their:
      • greenhouse gas emissions;
      • implementation and achievement of nationally determined contributions; and
      • financial assistance to developing countries,

via national communications, biennal reports and update reports, international assessment and consultation.

This information will be used for tracking purposes, determination of priorities and as part of the global ‘stocktakes’.

Implementation of the Agreement and promotion of compliance with its provisions will be undertaken by a non-adversarial and non-punitive committee which will report annually to the Agreement signatories.

The non-binding decision, which prefaces the Agreement, urges parties to adopt the Agreement and to:

  • Communicate by 2020, mid-century, long-term low greenhouse gas emission strategies to the Secretariat; and
  • For developed countries, seek to achieve the goal of jointly providing USD 100 billion annually in climate aid support to developing countries by 2020.

WHAT DOES THE AGREEMENT MEAN FOR AUSTRALIA?

As one of the world’s highest per capita emitters, Australia will need to adopt tighter national emission targets and clarify its domestic carbon policy.  This pressure will likely be reignited by the regular ‘stocktakes’ mandated by the Agreement and the requirement for information sharing and disclosure within a Transparency Framework.

There will also be increasing pressure on business from government, lenders and investors to transparently measure carbon emissions and implement appropriate abatement strategies.  Key to Australia’s contribution to global carbon reduction will be an early and clear policy statement from the Federal Government together with implementation strategies which provide certainty and support to affected businesses.

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USA and Canada promoting the future of Electric Vehicles.

EVs in North America

By Tobias Lord, General Manger, Electric Vehicles Oceania

On a recent trip to North America (Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver and Hawaii) it was wonderful to see the large number of electric vehicles on the roads, along with the availability of EV charging stations.

It is easy to say that USA and Canada have come to step into the EV future, they have begun to introduce infrastructure and promote the use of EVs. The governments and the public have accepted the direction of EVs and have made progress towards adopting and using a cleaner more sustainable mode of transport for cites and urban areas.

There are a large number of EV charging stations in the cities, provided by the local council/governments along with shopping centres/malls and other companies that have parking lots accessible to the public. A great way of promotion of this technology. In most instances, charging of EVs in these parking locations is free of charge, quite commonly, it is also powered by renewable energy sources, primarily solar panels attached to or nearby the stations. To add to the incentive of free charging to EV owners, the parking spaces that are provided are usually in quite favourable locations, often close to the entrance of the shopping mall or location. Even EV spots that are on the street (some do not always provide charging stations), are free parking in an area that requires payment into a parking meter.

Seeing EVs on the streets of these cities is not uncommon. Many people would easily recognise a Tesla as it stands out as a unique vehicle, but if you look a little closer, you will see many more EVs. Nissan, Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota and BMW are just some of the big name manufactures that have vehicles quietly rolling down the streets. Many of these look like regular models from these manufacturers, but a small badge will say electric or EV, distinguishing it from its fossil fuelled equivalent.

It is not only pure EVs that are common in North America. A very common sight is hybrid vehicles. Taxis and busses with hybrid systems have made their way into the majority of these vehicles in many cities. Catching a cab, you will more than likely find yourself in a hybrid vehicle. The popularity of hybrid busses seems to be common in many of the major city centres. Such a great step in the right direction to help clean up the air quality in the polluted and crowded cities from vehicles that are on the road most hours of the day and night.

As a step in the right direction, the governments of USA and Canada have made EVs easily accessible and the infrastructure available. The promotion and incentives for these vehicles, such as reduced registration and insurances, along with rebates on the purchases, shows the right chain of thought. It would be wise and forward thinking for the Australian government to take a look at the progress and direction these countries are taking (along with many other countries around the world). Before it becomes too late and we get left behind the rest of the world, adoption of this technology should be made common place.

 

 

 

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