Electric shock: East coast network by 2012
"The model is actually scalable, and we believe that Australia could be a demonstration project and proof-point for the US as well as the UK and the rest of the developed world."
- Shai Agassi, infrastructure developer
Eastern Coast of Australia - Australians could soon be able to sign up for an electric car in much the same way they do now for a mobile phone -- even getting a new car for nothing and paying only for the running costs, equivalent to what we now pay for petrol.
The innovative subscription-based scheme, which promises to revolutionise the entire motor industry, is scheduled to be up and running with an electric vehicle (EV) recharging infrastructure down the east coast of Australia by 2012.