Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Australia to Catch Up on Electrics

Recently i've mentioned the electric car networks in France and Germany. Well Australia is going to catch up (4 years from now).

photo courtesy of Live News
In partnership with AGL (who will provide the renewable energy for the project) "Better Place" will be installing 200,000 - 250,000 charge points in each of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne by 2012.

photo courtesy of EV World
“We are investing in Australia’s economy and adding jobs while helping the country take a generational leap forward toward oil independence.” declared Shai Agassi, CEO of Better Place. “With our commitment to build infrastructure and the Federal Government’s $500 million Green Car Innovation Fund, there is a compelling case for automobile manufacturers to jump in and build clean, safe, affordable electric cars for Australasia and Southeast Asia.”

More info: AFP, EV World, Live News, Australian

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