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A brief (4 minute) video on the history of the Electric Car by John Phillis can be found on u-tube at:
19 Aug, 2010 09:07 AM
It will cost you $48,000 and you can't drive it to Sydney but the Blade Electron represents progress on many fronts.
First, it's the closest you can get to an Australian-built electric car and driving 100km in it will cost you $2.
Provided the electricity comes from renewable sources, that's the greenest 100km you'll find, short of a pushbike.
Canberra EV welcomes the first commercially produced Australian plug-in electric vehicle to be registered for use in the ACT. The vehicle – a Blade Electron – is owned by Canberra EV member Haydn Lowe, a director of local IT business systems company Wollemi Systems.
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