In 1974, Australia saw the advantage of electric vehicles – and did nothing | The Driven

In 1974, Australia saw the advantage of electric vehicles – and did nothing | The Driven

Australia sorely lags behind the world in the transition to electric vehicles. Yet the EV Senate Inquiry report released this week by the federal government unmasked a lack of vision from the two major parties in quickly moving Australia along the road to zero emission transport.

It seems it has always been thus. Way back in 1974, a similar report produced by a federal government department delivered a plethora of evidence of why electric vehicles would be a good idea.

The Senate inquiry delivered this week included a similar take from individuals, companies and community organisations with interests ranging from automotive, mining, and energy to health, pollution and climate.

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  1. Ca 1970 solar cars were promised on the morning “Today Show” in the United States and were supposed to be “soon”. I am still waiting for my solar car. I will settle for an electric car plugged into a solar carport. Solar patents were bought up by the oil industry. If the electricity isn’t renewable then it’s not eco.

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