01 Dec, 2018

How much does it cost to power an electric car around Australia?


When we think of electric cars, most of us think of Elon Musk, or his electric car company Tesla.When we imagine the setting for this Tesla car we’ve just conjured, we generally think of city surrounds, with perhaps a young hipster, or business tycoon behind the wheel.

How about a 70-year-old widower, and retired cattle farmer from near Biloela in central Queensland? Sylvia Wilson has not only recently purchased an electric powered car, she has driven it around Australia.

She is the first woman to navigate the Round Australia Electric Vehicle Superhighway - a loop of charging stations, and the second person to loop the country in a Tesla.She is also recognised by 350.org in a report released on Wednesday as one of the “heroes building Australia’s low-carbon economy”.

Now that you’ve had all your electric car pre-conceptions blown out of the water, how much do you think it would cost to drive this electric car around our great nation?Was this a low cost journey?

Read this story to find out not only how much it cost Sylvia to circumnavigate the continent, but some more of the amazing backstory to her incredible feat.

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