Electric cars have few downsides except price. One company is looking to change that

Fri, 2 Oct 2020 04:30:04 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Craig Salmon rattles off the benefits of electric cars with the swagger
of a veteran car mechanic and the zeal of someone who is watching a
profound historic change play out on his workshop floor.

“You ever look under the hood of one?” he asks. “They’re spectacularly
simple. You’ve obviously got to be careful to not fry yourself with
1,000 volts, but day-to-day they’re far nicer to work on. You don’t get
your hands dirty because there’s no oil. They don’t have exhausts. They
don’t have turbos. They don’t have all the things that break on petrol

Salmon’s workshop is near Kingston, on the outskirts of Hobart,
Tasmania, and although French cars are his speciality, he’s retraining
to work on electric vehicles, which are rolling through his doors in
greater numbers."

I essentially did the same thing individually - purchased (via a lease)
a second-hand Nissan Leaf imported from Japan. Only $5,000 per year for
three years, and we're currently spending less than $8 per month on fuel
(electricity at 75% discount EV rate, 11c/KWh) and under $200 per year
on servicing.

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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