When Labor announced its plan to boost the number of electric cars in Australia over the next decade, an election campaign battleground opened up.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison accused his rival of wanting to “end the weekend when it comes to his policy on electric vehicles”; Bill Shorten returned fire by accusing the Government of running a “scare campaign”.
But electric cars aren’t new — they’ve been around for more than a century.
Joey Watson and Stan Correy unpack the recent discussion about the increase of electric cars in Australia. They explain that we have had electric cars before and wonder if the answer is in parts, rather than vehicle manufacture.