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Fiji commissions first solar electric car

August 7, 2012 7:01 pm

Fiji’s first solar-electric vehicle charging station has been commissioned.

Commissioning the solar station at the University of the South Pacific yesterday, French ambassador Gilles Montagnier says there is a need to promote alternative, sustainable and affordable sources of energy.

Fiji is exploring ways to use electric and solar powered cars to reduce fuel costs.

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With the increasing prices, many spend majority of their income on fuel.

Montagier says the solar station commissioned at USP will be used with different curricula of the school of physics and Engineering so that students get first hands on experience of a solar station.

The car which is kept at Asco Motors showroom in Nabua cost close to $103,000.

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