Canberra first to see electric car network
The ACT Greens have welcomed moves to set up an electric car network in Canberra.
Infrastructure provider Better Place Australia has chosen Canberra as the first site in the country to roll out its network of charge stations and battery swap points.
The company will start building the network in two years and expects cars to come online in 2012.
Greens MLA Amanda Bresnan says it is a positive step, but only part of the solution.
“This is one thing we can do, but obviously public transport is that other major thing we have to do because not everybody is going to be able to afford to purchase electric cars,” she said.
“We need to actually be putting in infrastructure that addresses the larger part of the population and also people on lower incomes.”