Just read this article, proposing the closed Holden factory in Adelaide be repurposed to build electric vehicles, locally. It sounds very doable. Clearly electric vehicles still don’t scale in densifying cities, where the discouragement of driving and rapid expansion of public transport are the only path leading away from traffic jam hell, but where private motor vehicles are needed and used they should certainly be electric. It’d be great if Australia could stop dragging its feet on this and do something even minimally forward-thinking for a change.
Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.