Rosie Holidays invests $1 million in Fiji's First Zero-emission EV hotel transfer vehicles

Rosie Holidays invests $1 million in Fiji's First Zero-emission EV hotel transfer vehicles

By Mikaele Liga
Thursday 18/04/2024
Source : supplied

One of Fiji's most iconic tourism and hospitality organisation, Rosie Travel Group has invested $1 million in Fiji's first-ever fleet of electric tourist passenger vehicles offering international visitors a completely zero-emission hotel transfer service.

Deputy Prime Minister, Viliame Gavoka launched this in Nadi last night and it is a historic one for the nation.

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Rosie Group Manager Eroni Puamau says the launching coincides with their 50th year in tourism in Fiji.

Puamau says Rosie Travel Group provides an alignment with the Fijian government's National Sustainable Tourism Framework as the company partners with the private sector and environmentally conscious travellers to respond to the climate change challenge.

He recalls the vision of this partnership took place last year after reviewing the EV vehicles that would be suitable for Fiji's market conditions, hence they partnered with Vision Motors Fiji to source the 7-seater MPV MIFA9 which is manufactured in China by Maxus.

In addition to this, they have engaged a sustainable charging solution in partnership with Solar Hub Fiji which has installed Fiji's first-ever solar-powered fast charging stations at the Rosie Transport Hub which will allow the EV fleet to operate at an optimum level.

Managing Director for Rosie Group, Tony Whitton says the initiative marks the first step away from the use of fossil fuels and towards their target of having a 100 percent fleet of zero-emission vehicles.

Whitton says as a Fijian family-owned company, sustainability and the preservation of Fiji's pristine environment are important to them.

He emphasises the ability to power these vehicles using sunshine is really an exciting development.

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