EV wiz Keith Johnston to Front for Oz Company in UKBy Energetique, PRNE
Monday, December 6, 2010
LONDON, December 7, 2010 - One of Europe's most high profile electric car marketing experts has been
retained by Australian electric car systems maker, Energetique, to represent
the company's operations in the UK and Europe.
Keith Johnston, who successfully launched the Indian-made Reva G-Wiz
all-electric vehicle onto London streets for UK company GoinGreen in the
mid-2000s, is widely credited for making the Reva G-Wiz the world's best
selling electric vehicle.
Under Johnston, GoinGreen was named UK Start-up Business of the Year 2004
and he was recognised as one of the UK's Top 10 Ecopreneurs 2007. He was also
named among the Global Top 50 Low Carbon Pioneers of 2008.
On November 6, Johnston began his association with Energetique and its
British engineering partner, RLE International, by co-driving the company's
Max EV in the Brighton to London Future Car Challenge. The Max EV, an
electrified Volkswagen Caddy Maxi long wheelbase van developed with RLE, was
among 64 low emission vehicles entered in the rally and was the biggest event
of its kind ever held.
'The Max EV is a superb example of smooth and powerful electric
propulsion and engineering with enormous potential for fleets requiring heavy
payload capability in a Light Commercial Vehicle. The digital systems and
vehicle-to-grid development work are advanced whilst its 165 mpg equivalent
fuel consumption recorded during the Future Car Challenge is an indication of
its efficiency. The vehicle is the best of its type I have driven,' Johnston
'The collaboration with RLE and other as yet unnamed partners means that
we will offer fleets anything from a best-in-class LCV, to a combined
mobility and energy solution designed to move company fleets towards zero
carbon, energy self-financing operations.' Johnston said.
Dr Phil Coop, CEO of Energetique based in Armidale, NSW, said:
'Energetique and RLE have received a dozen enquiries about the vehicle and
its electronic systems, including one from a major car maker and another from
a global electronic systems manufacturer. Keith's experience will be
invaluable in helping us enter the European EV market with our advanced
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Further comment: Keith Johnston, Energetique, UK, +44(0)788-936-2189 (mob), +44(0)1273-733922 (office), e: keith.johnston at energetique.co.uk; Dr Phil Coop, Energetique, Australia, +61-438-924126 (mob), +61-2-6772-7113 (office), e: phil.coop at energetique.com.au
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