Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blade Electron

This week i went to the Brisbane premiere screening of Revenge of the Electric Car. As a special pre-screening event, they had a number of electric cars on display.

One of the surprises was the Blade Electron. It's not overly well-known, but it's made by an Australian company. Using the same bodies that are used for the Hyundai Getz, they specialise in putting an electric motor and battery into that body - instead of a petrol based system.

At a time when manufacturing in Australia is shrinking, perhaps this is a company people could get behind. Another good example of how tackling climate change also benefits the economy.
update - Now when i see a Hyundai Getz, i find myself having sympathy for it. That it missed out on the chance to become an electric car ;)

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