I Just Bought The Cheapest Electric Car In Australia

Australia's cheapest electric car

Trawling the internet the other day, I saw an article proclaiming Australia’s cheapest electric vehicle is a 10-year-old Mitsubishi i-MiEV. The headline struck me in particular – because I bought it. [Read more…]

Interview With YouTuber Tesla Tom, AKA Ludicrous Feed

SolarQuotes Interview - Ludicrous Feed's Tesla Tom

Tesla Tom runs a popular YouTube channel called Ludicrous Feed, that aims to encourage others to look at an electric vehicle for their next purchase, as well as invest in renewable energy such as solar panels and battery storage for their home. [Read more…]

BYD Atto 3: EV Newbie Test Drive Review

BYD Atto 3 review

I recently took a BYD Atto 3 for a test drive – the first EV I’ve ever driven. Here’s what happened on this momentous occasion.
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To Electrify Road Transport Australia Will Need 46% More Generation

Electrification of road transport in Australia

Australia has more than 20 million vehicles, including 2 million heavy trucks. To electrify them all would require an increase in on-grid electricity generation of approximately 46%. 

This size of this increase raises the question:  Is it possible for Australia to generate enough electricity to enable a rapid transition to electric road transport? [Read more…]

Norway Has So Many EVs Their Battery Capacity Averages 13 kWh Per Household

ev charging station in Norway

Norway has more electric cars per capita than any other nation.  They have over half a million EVs, one for every 11 people.  The combined capacity of all those rolling batteries is a whopping 34 gigawatt-hours.  [Read more…]

Elon Musk Holds “Cyber Rodeo” As Tesla Announce 127,785 Car Recall

Elon Musk - Tesla Cyber Rodeo

On Friday our time, Elon Musk rounded up his fans and workers in Texas and held a huge hoedown he called a Cyber Rodeo.  The get-together was to celebrate the opening of the Austin Tesla Gigafactory — the largest factory by volume in the world. [Read more…]

10% of New Cars Sold Today Are Electric. In Australia It’s 2%

Electric car sales in Australia

There are so few EVs on Australian roads, I had to badly Photoshop one onto this picture.

As I write this, approximately 1 in 10 new cars sold worldwide are electric.  But not in Australia. [Read more…]

EV Ranges In The Real World — How Far Will You Really Go?

Real-world electric vehicle range

Electric car manufacturers know exactly how much range drivers get on average from a full charge.  Despite this, they continue to give inflated figures based on unrealistic tests rather than a realistic real-world range. [Read more…]

Why Don’t All Electric Cars Have Solar Roofs?

Solar panels on electric cars

Image: Edison Future

It makes sense to install solar panels on homes, but does it make sense to put solar on cars? [Read more…]

Top 10 Electric Car Myths Busted

Some people have strange ideas about electric cars. 

I know because they’ve been kind enough to share them.  I’ve collected so many I’ve made a Top 10 list.   

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