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Electric Vehicle Report Launch

  Climate change/renewable energy think tank Beyond Zero Emissions chose the University of Queensland to launch their Electric Vehicle Report, which lays out how Australia can change most cars and all buses to being electric over the next 10 years. … Continue reading

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Three Teslas and a Leaf

“How far does it go on a charge?  How do you charge it?  How much does it cost to buy?”  These are the most common questions we get asked about electric cars when we put them on display.  Last Sunday, … Continue reading

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Testing the Tesla Model S P90D Electric Car

As a birthday surprise, my family arranged a Model S test drive. Saturday was the day.  I’ve seen Tesla cars several time now, talked to their owners, and even sat in one, but having the experience of driving one was … Continue reading

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Tesla Model S at Maleny

On Sunday March 6th, the Qld Tesla club met at Maleny.  We drove our Nissan Leaf up the range to take some photos and say hello to some Model S owners we have met over the last year. There were … Continue reading

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Solar Supercharge: Part 1, electric car display

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As part of the Solar Supercharge conference in Brisbane on Feb 13th-15th, there was an electric car display.  I met some more electric car drivers, including Les (Lesmando from the OzLeaf list), and Mark Talloen, who has written about driving his … Continue reading

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A very special electric car: Tesla Roadster visits Noosaville

Late in the afternoon, another electric car showed up at the Noosaville EV display.  It was a Tesla Roadster sports car, bright blue.  It belongs to a local solar business owner and his wife.  They refer to it as a … Continue reading

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Cars, glorious cars… all of them electric ♩ ♫ ♩ ♩

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What a great day, getting to talk to members of the public about one of my favourite subjects, electric cars!  It is always a treat to meet other EV drivers, as they are still a rare breed.  There was a … Continue reading

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Electric Cars at Sustainable House Day, Noosaville, Sept 13th

Each year, this event lets people open up their houses to show how they have built or modified their homes to make them more environmentally friendly.  It is a great way to share good ideas.  People take a wide range … Continue reading

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Electric car display at WED Festival, Sunshine Coast

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On Sunday 7th June, the electric car display which I’d organised all came together.  With seven cars on display, the most varied display of factory-made* electric cars to take place in Queensland, there was great interest.  We had hundreds of people come … Continue reading

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Taking the Electric Car Plunge – 6 Weeks Driving Nissan Leaf EV

We took the plunge six weeks ago, and bought a Nissan Leaf electric car.  In brief: super quiet races up hills much more easily than a petrol car zippy acceleration many fancy tech features – still learning how to use … Continue reading

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Electric car dreams: test driving the BMW i3

We went for a test drive in Brisbane on Saturday, and came away totally dazzled – by the BMW dealership (great coffee, valet parking), the sales service (knowledgeable, enthusiastic, but not pushy), and mostly the car, just wow.   It looks … Continue reading

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Electric Cars: Checking out the Nissan Leaf

Yesterday our family went for a test drive, going to Brisbane to visit one of the select Nissan dealers who offer the car.  Their Leaf test drive car had only arrived the afternoon before, and the seats and accessories were … Continue reading

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Electric Cars: a practical choice in Australia?

 I’ve become quite intrigued by the new generation of electric cars that have appeared over the last few years, and although only a small number have been sold in Australia, internationally they are becoming more popular.  During late 2014, two … Continue reading

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First “in-the-flesh” electric car sighting

 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 … Continue reading

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