Australia Charging Into Electric Car Future
FROM an unassuming office in South Melbourne, Singaporean-Australian businessman William Tien plans to help write the next chapter of automotive history.
After a century of hopes and promises, electric cars are set finally to establish themselves as realistic alternatives to petrol-burning vehicles, and Mr Tien's Alpha company has licensed a unique silicon-based battery technology for a Chinese-built car, the Lujo.
Australians bought 1,035,574 motor vehicles last year, - up 10.5 per cent, or 98,246 vehicles, compared with 2009.
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Glen George's converted MG gets 260 km (161 mi) per charge.
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