baudman wrote:They are a good solution for some. (And, I believe, charged with 'green' energy). If you'd like to trial an electric car for 3 months, put your hat into the ring.
http://www.transport.vic.gov.au/project ... e/ev-trial
Would love to put my name on the list, but can't find any information of what type of vehicle is available, so can't tell whether it would be suitable for my needs.
It would almost certainly not suitable for us to use as a "first" car (although it would be 99.9% pure solid awesome to have an electric wheelchair van for getting around town!).
It would be an absolute waste of the trial for us to use as a "second" car... which gets driven at least once in most months.
Pity, because regional centres are absolutely ideal places to use such a vehicle and they should collect data from users in places like Ballarat. Short range isn't a concern unless you're going somewhere else, in which case you take a different vehicle with appropriately long range. Like... a train