Tom Elliott addresses the elephant in the room about electric cars in Australia
Tom Elliott says it’s more than likely electric cars will be the future of transport in Australia down the track.
But he says the push to get people driving them immediately is flawed on several key levels.
“The power to make them move from A to B has to come from somewhere,” the 3AW Drive host pointed out on Tuesday.
“Very few people have enough solar panels on their house to provide all their home electrical needs and to charge their car.
“So if we all go out and do what the government now says it wants to do, and that’s for us to buy electric cars, then all we’ll end up doing is burn more coal – it’s that simple.
“All these groups out there that keep saying electric cars are the future – they probably are – but you can’t say they’re environmentally wonderful unless you have the green power supply, the solar and wind on some massive scale, that will charge them all.
“And nobody is talking about that.
“We’re talking about buying the thing that’s at the end of the cord, the electric car, but not doing anything about the power plant that could be hundreds of kilometres away that might charge them.”
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