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Electric Cars in Australia: MyElectricCar Website

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on March 25th, 2010

Source: GreenRazor, the GreenPages Newsletter

Image: Mitsubishi Mirage conversion via MyElectricCar

A new information website has been launched in Australia to inform motorists about electric cars. has been created to bring Australians up to date information on the global and local Australian electric car market.

This non commercial site is a resource centre to bring Australians the latest information on the global surge in electric vehicle development. It provides videos, photos and information on the vehicles currently in production or due for release over the next two years and covers issues surrounding the transport fleet such as health, air quality, battery technology and other environmental concerns. There is a fuel savings calculator which compares petrol vehicle running costs to electric vehicle running costs as well as CO2 emissions outputs.

The site has been developed and built by former CEO and founder of not for profit Carbon Neutral Ltd., Leo Kerr who has been driving an electric car for the past year.

“It is important for Australians to have current information on the global surge in electric car development and its implications for Australia. I couldn’t find any local sites which gave an overview of the developments in electric vehicle technology and covered the issues surrounding the electrification of the fleet. Electric vehicles are the future of transport over the next five to ten years for a whole host of reasons. It’s important the Australian public is educated and prepared for the changes that I’m convinced are inevitable,” commented Leo.

MyElectricCar features videos and roundups on electric vehicles such as the Mitsubishi Miev, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Roadster, GM Volt as well as information on vehicles converted from petrol to electric.