French Polynesia, known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, is taking steps to combat the climate emergency it faces due to rising ocean levels. As part of its effort to reduce carbon emissions, the French Polynesian government has adopted Eli’s ZERO electric microcar as part of its new fleet of eco-focused transportation.
These electric microcars, brought to French Polynesia by local distributor E-Motors Pacific, were chosen to closely meet the needs of government workers. The compact two-seater vehicles provide enough enclosed space for government officials’ commuting needs while remaining much more efficient than full-sized electric cars. The French Polynesian government aims to optimize energy consumption and vehicle capacity with the use of these eco-conscious vehicles.
In addition to government use, E-Motors Pacific has made the Eli ZERO electric microcars available for purchase by locals and for rent by tourists through a partnership with Avis. This move represents a shift towards eco-responsible modernization of the vehicle fleet in French Polynesia.
E-Motors Pacific has also installed solar canopies for parking light electric vehicles in the shade, utilizing solar energy as a renewable source for charging. The company has brought other leading light electric vehicles to the island nation, including electric mini-trucks, scooters, motorcycles, and bikes.
The adoption of electric microcars in French Polynesia demonstrates the importance of finding alternative transportation solutions to combat climate change and the effect of rising sea levels. It serves as a reminder to other coastal regions around the world to embrace eco-friendly vehicles and reduce carbon emissions. By optimizing energy efficiency and vehicle capacity, these microcars contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.
Sources: Electrek, Eli Electric Vehicles, E-Motors Pacific