“Electric vehicles arenâ€™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 â€” 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 SChuckle. 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!
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.