S3 E15 Second Hand Electric Vehicles

Episode Summary

In today’s episode we are talking with Anton Vikstrom co-founder of the Good Car Company.  These guys are helping the electric car (or EV) transition happen in Australia by facilitating bulk buy purchases of second hand vehicles from Japan and the UK.

They recently organised a bulk buy here in Central Victoria through Hepburn Z-NET where recent calculations indicate that around 64% of all energy used in the shire is fuel for transport.

Shifting our transport to electric is clearly vital if we are to reduce emissions in any meaningful way. Anton discussed the various factors at play in purchasing an electric car, new or used. We talked about some great apps that help people plan their longer trips, how car batteries are able to be recycled and also about some crazy sci fi sounding future scenarios with driverless vehicles.

And if you want to read about how a pop band helped Norway transition to EVs you can read about it here.


This episode was created in 2020 as part of a series called Saltgrass: Turning the Goldfields Green, which was created with support from MASGMAINfm and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

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