Retired Folk With EVs

“Electric vehicles aren’t just for young Silicon Valley hipsters. The latest to join the ranks of EV pioneers is septuagenarian retired farmer Sylvia Wilson, who recently drove a Tesla Model S all the way around the Australian coast — a trip of 20,396 km that consumed a mere $150.90 worth of electricity.”
See 70-Year-Old Goes On Australia Road Trip In Her Tesla Model S
Chuckle. I can relate to the lady driving electrically around her country. I plan to do similarly when I get my Solo EV although I was thinking of two or three provinces rather than the whole country. Canada has few roads in remote places. Solo has a range of nominally 100 miles/161km unlike the lady’s Tesla. It’s all good. Each to his own. What works is the availability of public charging stations, a low parts-count/high reliability and efficiency. A cent or two per km sure beats the competition. Nothing but a flat in a year’s worth of driving. No oil-changes… I’ll take it!

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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