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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    Meanwhile Australia allows its intellectual content to be bought up before we even get to exploit it.

    BTW many EVs can 80% recharge in about an hour. Its the last 20% that takes time, as anyone who has used a multi-stage battery charger knows.
    Theres no respect for IP in Australia. Consequently its sold ASAP to the highest bidder. Also because we value individual short term gain over long term collective well being. Its a cultural problem.
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    I think the take up of EV's,particularly in Aus will be a lot slower than people are predicting.

    Have a look at this

    How Australia compares globally for electric vehicle sales


    2018 sales were hardly any more,and from January sales,2019,they look similar to last year.

    1200 Ev's out of over 1 000 000 total vehicle sales is just a drop in the ocean.

    Its pretty obvious why the oil companies and their fuel stations are not installing charging points.

    Things will change,but not rapidly.

    I think Ev's are a great idea,but won't suit many until they are further developed,and improved.
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    Australian consumers usually wait and then follow in a big way. EVs will boom here over the next 5 years, as European cities shut diesels out and EVs take over. We are very tech savvy once convinced. It will take less time than expected IMO.
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    Other countries have forward thinking governments which are planning for an EV future.
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    The oz gov are kinda sticking their toe in the water....

    Australian government invests AU$6m in EV charging network - ACAPMAg - The voice of downstream petroleum

    And the Oz EVCouncil look to be doing some good work...

    Charger Map - Electric Vehicle Council
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    Queensland government has set up EV charging stations from Cairns to Coolongatta. They are encouraging EVs.
    Motoring associations had(/have ?) quick recharging trailers some 10 years ago to assist in getting EVs back home or to a charging station
    And there are private EV charging locations.
    However, a national government approach is lacking.

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