I had a really fun trip back in May 2014 with my friend Robert Llewellyn, where we got to borrow a Tesla Model S and take a road trip to Cornwall. We visited a very cool place called The Eden Project.
Robert has recently turned this into part of ‘Tesla Road Trips’ edition of Fully Charged show on Youtube – here it is!
I had a nice chat with Garry Barker for an RMIT University Podcast series called “Talking Technology”. We talked (yes, again :) ) about my favourite hot-button items – startups, innovation and investment cycles and electric cars.
The release date for the podcast is 14 August 2014, and here it is:
Here is a recording of an interview I did with Charlie Brown for his “Life and Technology” show. This was aired on Radio 2GB on Saturday 9th August 2014.
This conversation was about two distinct topics – the challenges of starting a company in Australia and also about electric cars in this country.
You can also read more about Tesla and their cars – with some more thoughts from me as well on that topic, at the cybershack web site.
After I posted Wind, Sun and (brain) Drain, I got some interesting questions about it. In response to those, I’ve written this followup piece about the same topic.
The AFR on 30th July 2014 re-published this piece from the Economist, entitled ‘Wind, Sun and Drain’.
In response, I wrote a short letter to the editor that didn’t make the cut (and was not published). I decided to post it here instead. Continue reading
Most first-world countries have a variety of incentives designed to encourage the purchase and use of Electric Vehicles (EVs) on public roads.
Wikipedia has a great summary of these incentives. Unfortunately, Australia is conspicuous by its absence from that list of enlightened countries. There are no meaningful incentives from the federal or state government in Australia to help to drive the adoption of zero emission vehicles.
While waiting for my Tesla Model S to arrive in Australia, sometime in 2013, I find myself wondering where the name ‘Model S’ came from.