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Docklands is the Green Zone

28 Sep 2010

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It’s well know that Docklands is a greener place than most.  So it’s no surprise that it has been chosen to demonstrate the best that green motoring can offer.

Starting on Saturday, October 2 will be a week of opportunity to personally experience and drive the best environmentally-friendly cars on the planet.

Known as Melbourne’s Green Zone, the program is a collaboration between the RACV, EPA and Future Climate Australia via the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Automotive Partnership.

Docklanders are invited to inspect and drive all the cars on display in the vacant land on the Collins St side of the Fox Classic Car Collection in Batman’s Hill Drive.

The drive lasts only a few minutes, but is long enough to show off the real world everyday performance of low emission vehicles.

At least 10 different vehicles will be available for a test drive at any one time. Test drivers are encouraged to pre-book their drive at a special website that has been set up for the event  www.greenzonedrive.com.au

The Green Zone event opens at 9am on Saturday and Sunday and closes at 7.30pm. On weekdays the event is open from 8am until 6.30pm. It finishes on Friday, October 8.

Testers will need to present their full valid Australian driving licence in order to be accepted for a drive.

The organisers said they chose Docklands for three reasons: “We chose the area because of the high number of corporate HQs in the area, the open space and the proximity to major transport hubs.”

“Also, because of the modern feel of the area which is in keeping with the concept. And lastly, because of the ability to be able to run a loop drive circuit through the area.”

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