Documentary filmmaker, Chris Paine, has followed up his biting 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? with a sequel, aptly titled Revenge of the Electric Car.
In June and July, TMR teamed up with the film's Australian distributor, Heritage HM, to give away three copies of Revenge of the Electric Car.
Today, we announce the clever three who will be welcoming a DVD copy of Paine's new doco into their collections: Blake Edmunds, Suzanne List, and Fabian Sbrissa.
We asked readers to tell us, in 150 words or less, their vision for the future of electric cars in Australia.
Here's what they had to say:
I see petrol combustion engines being eradicated from the market, with electric cars filling the void. Currently, electric cars are in their infancy - in terms of market penetration - however, their remarkable potential is irrefutable.
With oil proven to be a limited resource, utilisation of renewable energy sources will be the future of our sustainable society. This will translate into the transformation of all energy that we consume.
Renewable sources such as biofuels have been suggested as a suitable alternative, however the land requirements to produce biofuels do not place this technology as a suitable alternative to cater for the commercial market.
As such, electricity generated from fusion, fission, solar, wind, hydro and thermal plants will be distributed as a sole source of energy, which will inevitably run all of our electric cars.
My vision for the electric car in Australia will be a new industry and new employment for many people, and electric cars - which will become more affordable as the technology and acceptance advances - will be a must-have in every household.
With the current price of fossil fuels, and with carbon emissions in mind, people are looking for ways to reduce both their spend and their green footprint!
Using products that are renewable and that reduce emissions will be good for families and good for the Earth. Hopefully it will also reduce illnesses related to bad air.
When the sodium-ion battery replaces the current lithium-ion batteries, it will be a game changer. Sodium is abundant, unlike the rare metal lithium.
Imagine having roadside diners cooking up a batch of sodium-ion batteries, using a recipe with sea salt as its primary ingredient - along with the usual roadtrip snacks!
Even wannabe Masterchef contestants will have the basic skills to complement this new industry. It may even usher in a renaissance of the US-style Route 66 car culture. Let's get cooking!
Blake, Suzanne, Fabian - keep an eye on your mailboxes!
Everyone else, keep an eye out for TMR's review of Revenge of the Electric Car this month, and head to revengeoftheelectriccar.com.au (opens in new window) for more details on the film.
If you're considering Nissan's new Leaf, Tesla's Roadster, or Mitsubishi's i MiEV, or keeping an eye on the upcoming Renault Fluence Z.E., Holden Volt, and Tesla Model S, Revenge of the Electric Car will be one to watch.
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