First “in-the-flesh” electric car sighting

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Recently, at the World Environment Day at SC Uni, I spotted this I-miev electric car on display. There are a handful of electric cars on the coast, but I’d never actually seen one before, other than online. Unfortunately, the bonnet was down, so I couldn’t check out the engine. Although some will argue that an electric car still causes CO2 emissions through using electricity, at least they have the potential to use clean energy from renewable sources. Even if using coal-sourced electricity, the emissions are still less than half of using a petrol or diesel-powered car. With peak oil and a carbon-constrained future, I love the idea of electric cars and look forward to when there are as many in Australia as in countries such as Norway or the US  (the blokes in the photo are my husband Adam and son Jesse).

About EmpowerRepower

I’m a teacher, former teacher-librarian, ex-volunteer breastfeeding counsellor and mother-of-three living on the Sunshine Coast. I’m concerned about climate change, and feel that the necessary changes to prevent the worst outcomes will rely on action from all sectors of our economy. I’ll be trying to share, promote and encourage that action by finding positive examples in our local community.
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