July 5, 2004

Vancouver sightseeing tour includes electric car

Burnaby, British Columbia – The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is offering a Vancouver sightseeing tour package that includes the use of an electric car.

From $180.00 plus GST per person, the “Electric Green” self-guided tour package includes two nights’ accommodations in one of three Vancouver hotels, a sightseeing discount book, and the use of a Dynasty ‘IT’ electric car provided by Electra City, which will be dropped off and picked up at the hotel daily.

The Dynasty ‘IT’ (Innovative Transportation) is an electric vehicle manufactured in Delta, B.C. The vehicle has a top speed of 40 km/h is legal on roads posted at 60 km/h or less. The car, which comes in a sedan or a convertible, has a range of up to 50 km per charge and can be recharged by plugging into any standard 110V outlet. Electrical plug-in points are located at designated parking lots at such attractions as Science World, Gastown and Yaletown.

In addition to the self-guided tour packages available through BCAA, stand alone rentals of the electric vehicles are also available for $149.00 plus GST per vehicle for the day. Visitors or Vancouver residents interested in purchasing the package tour or renting the vehicle can call toll-free 1 800 310-2345 for bookings.

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