Last week I had the extreme pleasure of test driving the new Tesla S the about to be released all electric sedan car made by Telsa in the US. Not only is it a pleasure to drive it also has no petrol motor, no radiator, no exhaust pipe and it has zero carbon emissions while having a 0-100 speed of 4,.4 seconds and a driving range with a full battery of 500 km.
Tesla cars was started by Paypal inventor Elon Musk who approached the design and manufacture of the car with an IT mindset and not bringing with him the baggage of the internal combustion engine. He is currently building a 5 billion dollar facility to manufacture batteries so that the unit cost of batteries will be cheaper. Tesla will have a series of super charger stops between Melbourne and Sydney - they will be able to do a full charge in forty minutes or a half charge in twenty. You can also charge at home or anywhere there is a powerpoint. Three phase is faster but overnight charging at home is ok too. Use green power and cut out coal. Win win.
For a virtual test drive go to teslamotors.com and try it out.