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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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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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