waverley parsons October 12, 2005

Good Morning all,

I am currently looking at the feasibility of introducing more hybrid vehicles to the Council vehicle fleet. I am taking into account- cost and fuel savings, GHG emission reduction, purpose of the Council vehicle and if there is a suitable hybrid substitute. I have found some useful hybrid fuel savings calculators on the internet http://www.hybridexperience.ca/Hybrid_Savings_Calculator.htm http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10845_7-6212348-1.html http://www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/hev/calculator/fleet.php These calculators are mainly from the Northern Hemisphere. I would like to find a calculator specific to New Zealand or at least common NZ vehicles and a calculator in kilometres and litres. Does anyone know of a suitable calculator? Also- Im am also looking at biodiesel too, so any comments regarding vehicle fleet management and renewable energy would be great.

Waverley Parsons

Climate Change Advisor
Kapiti Coast District Council
Communities for Climate Protection
CCP-NZ Private Bag 601 Paraparaumu
ph: (04) 904 5846
fax: (04) 904 5700