Just a quick one…
There are many reasons Electronic Vehicles (EV) are becoming more popular. Improvements in technology for greater range, production by bigger companies lowering prices. But there is one major driving factor, running cost.
The high and at times, rising price of fossil fuels makes consumers look elsewhere, and think outside their usual comfort zone. Electricity is cheap. Because of this, technology is being researched and major car companies are adjusting.
So what will happen when a Carbon Tax comes into Australia, one which doesn’t increase petrol prices, yet does electricity. Now, I don’t subscribe to the Global Warming scare, I’ve personally read a few papers and read through plenty of commentary to understand that this is a hoax.
However, it seems a contradiction to create regulation which will adversely affect the market, making consumers less likely to choose a “greener” option. (In my opinion EVs are not just cheaper to fuel, but also a lot cheaper to maintain – no engine oil, tuning, timing belt, radiator, etc…).