Media Release – Friday 8 November 2013

Canberra’s online auction specialists, ALLBIDS, have teamed up with the Conservation Council ACT Region and the ACT Electric Vehicle Council, to raise awareness about electric vehicles by auctioning off a two week electric driving experience.

The winning bidder will win a two week experience in a fully electric Mitsubishi Miev which can be plugged in to a standard electrical socket to power up and go. The 100% electric car produces less greenhouse emissions and assists in lowering air pollution.

All funds raised by this auction go back to the Conservation Council ACT Region, Canberra’s voice for the environment and a non-profit, non government charity.

“These cars are the way of the future when it comes to sustainable transport, especially when charged by renewables,” said Kylee Carpenter, Conservation Council ACT Region.

“We really want a lucky Canberran to be able to test drive one of these cars so they can experience how quiet it is, and how it replenishes its battery when you brake and slow down. A drive in one of these makes commuting a breeze.

“The Conservation Council supports alternative cleaner forms of transport that do not use fossil fuels and is proud to be supporting this cause together with a local company like Allbids,” Kylee continued.

The ACT Electric Vehicle Council which is supplying the vehicle promotes electric vehicles as a viable alternative form of transport. The Mitsubishi Miev, which is on offer, was the first electric car to sell more than 10,000 vehicles and now also sells in Europe under Renault and Citroen badges. It has a range of 150 kilometres which is ideal for commuting.

The auction is now live at www.allbids.com.au  , and it will run through until Monday 18 November. All money raised goes to the Conservation Council ACT.

“Allbids is once again proud to support the local community, having raised over $3 million for the local community and charity groups over the last ten years,” said Richard Hume, Chief Operating Officer at Allbids.

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