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Electrically-power cars



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PSSS M M E N TCAPITAL TERRITORY f a

STATEMENT FOR PRESS

The Department of the Capital Territory will examine all

electrically-powered cars and commercial vehicles to assess their

possible use by the Department.

The Department considers the use of these vehicles would lessen

environmental problems.

Although battery-powered vehicles now have a limited range, they

could be used by parking inspectors and staff of the City Parks Administration

because their range of operations is small. ·

The Department will look at developments in battery-powered

vehicles by Hawker Siddley Brush, of England, and the Ford Motor Company,

of the United States. Developments in Australia will also b° examined.

In an investigation of all fuels, the Department plans soon

to convert two Falcon and two Escort sedans to L.P, gas, using commercially

available means.

21 November 1973