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National Electric Vehicle Festival – Now with Tesla Roadster

By Quintessence 7 October 2009 23

First filed [Sep 21, 2009 @ 17:24]
[Ed] For those asking about the Tesla Roadster, here it is.

Come and see the future today in Electric vehicles at the National Electric Vehicle Festival – organised by the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) and Canberra EV.
When: Sunday 4 October, 2009. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Old Parliament House Lawns, Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT, Canberra, Australia

Entry: Free!

There will be:

    * Demo runs of the Tesla Roadster electric super car
    * Historical Electric Vehicles such as the Detroit Electric
    * Electric Vehicle converter stalls
    * Electric Vehicle parts suppliers stalls
    * Electric Vehicle Science & Technology stalls
    * Upcoming Production Electric Vehicles
    * Food & Refreshments
    * and much more!!!

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captainwhorebags 7:27 am 09 Oct 09

Electric cars are all about de-coupling the mode of transport from the energy source. Sure, the power grid is primary supplied by coal now but as more and more renewable energy plants (or even non renewables like nuclear) come online, the car gets “greener” without having to change vehicles.

Fossil fuel cars using ICE will always be fossil fuel cars (without massive re-engineering to replace the engine).

Whilst there are thousands of jobs in coal mining and coal power plants, the government will be loathe to upset that applecart. Peter Beattie pretty much said so when he was QLD premier – he would oppose nuclear power in this country because of the QLD coal industry.

hax 11:56 am 08 Oct 09

Danman said :

All I am saying is that we need to get rid of the worlds reliance on a limited resource.

Agree 100%

I’d love to see Australia step up and be one of the leaders of new technology in this field, but sadly we’re pouring most of our resources into keeping coal alive.

Thoroughly Smashed 11:30 am 08 Oct 09

taco said :

Danman said :

Which reminds me about the prior talk about disposing of batteries. On the Tesla website they discuss how the roadster’s battery pack is compliant with RoHS and is theoretically safe to dispose of in landfill, but that would be a waste of money and they already have a recycling plan in place.

It would be a shame to waste all that Lithium.

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