Just because Josh F supports EVs does not mean that the take up outside the green suburbs will be substantial. That does not "destroy" my comment.Donald, my earlier post of Kristina Kenneally's youtube proved the Liberals’ Electric Car Dysfunction, including proof of Joshua Frydenberg's previous **very public** support for electric vehicles, so destroyed your earlier statement that the take up of EVs outside of the Brunswick/Northcote bubble (and equivalent suburbs in other states) will be a lot less than even 30%Unless the price of an EV is going to drop by half or the price of fuel going to double how is BShorten going to get anywhere near his dream of 50%? That or there will be subsidies (more government money given away) to achieve unrealistic targets.Billy Bob Shorten's grand vision involving EVs needs to look at the long distances to get between dots on the Australian map.Is it a typically conservative voter flaw that makes you think that EV will be compulsory???
Hiluxes with petrol and diesel motors are an intractable part of our culture and way of life. An EV may get you from A to B in Japan, Norway or France, but a diesel Hilux will get you from A to Z in Australia.
Unless little green men from Mars land somewhere out the back of Boulia and sell us a technology that allows us to do what Shorten is suggesting, we will be visiting the petrol or diesel pump for a long time to come.
Kenneally's youtube used damaging pictures of some Liberal Minister for Energy called Angus Taylor who told us in October 2018 that electric cars can charge in about 8 minutes, plus that the Liberals would help with the funding of those charging stations, plus other pictures and dates for the non believers. Bill Shorten is in the background almost rolling around on the ground laughing at the ineptitude of Morrison, Frydenberg and Taylor having liberal words dished up back at the liberals.
I never said that the Libs are not as barking mad as BS if they are subsidising charge stations etc. and pushing just as unrealistic targets.
If EVs are the answer to the world's problems they should be selling like crazy and subsidies wouldn't be needed. Sounds very familiar to all "renewable energy" schemes.
I just want to know who will be able to afford the new batteries in these vehicles every 5 - 7 years or is that the time to trade them in so us poor people can consider owning an EV.