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Shine A Light: The Challenges Of Importing Hybrid Cars

Fiji does not have the capacity to recycle lithium-ion and nickel metal hydrate batteries.
09 Jan 2021 13:32
Shine A Light: The Challenges Of Importing Hybrid Cars
The Autoworld Trading Fiji Ltd yard in Samabula, Suva. Photo: Leon Lord

Fiji does not have the capacity to recycle lithium-ion and nickel metal hydrate batteries.

These rechargeable batteries power hybrid vehicles with a 240 volt AC (alternating current – a type of electrical current).

The other type of battery used in hybrid cars, which also powers other vehicles, is lead-acid.

Lead-acid battery is recycled in Fiji.

Fiji imports most of the used-hybrid cars. They dominate our roads.

The surge in importation of hybrid vehicles was evident six years ago when the Government announced a reduction on fiscal duty for used hybrid vehicles.

This Government initiative was to promote the use of fuel-efficient hybrid and electric vehicles to reduce fuel importation and protect the environment….to read the full account from our Shine A Light Investigative Reporter and Editor Ivamere Nataro by subscribing to the Fiji Sun e-edition. 

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