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.