My solution to the wasteful auto industry …

I WAS ATTRACTED by a UK trial of local health organisations to see if pooled EVs would be economical for their staff to commute, and get around out of office hours. This innovative trial was launched to provide a sustainable travel option for the Bristol and Bath and...

EV buzz is coming from overseas … not Australia!

THERE’S A LOT of on-line chat out there in the wide world of EV motoring, but there’s very little of it coming from Australia. That’s because Australian governments and the car industry are simply not interested in pushing EV motoring. So, no EV buying subsidies or...

Electric power is cheaper than petrol!

TO FURTHER HELP promote electric vehicles in the US, the Obama administration has created eGallon to show that EVs – despite higher upfront prices – are significantly cheaper to drive than petrol ones. To promote the use of these cars, the Department of...

If it looks and sounds sexy …it probably is!

CAR BRANDING is sensitive to sexy names, looks and sounds. So a growling,12cyl. Ferrari Testarossa has all three well covered. EVs have struggled from the outset because of names like Volt, Leaf, Triac and i-MiEV, and having no full-throated bonnet roar, they’re not...

EV critics with petrol fumes in their nostrils …

THE CRITICS of all-electric cars often assert that EVs are equally, if not more polluting than petrol vehicles, mainly because their power comes from coal-fired power stations. There is no comprehensive data to confirm that assertion, but the point may be relevant...