Australians have been struggling to get their hands on an affordable electric vehicle. The Tesla and BMWs are pricy, and to get hold of a new Nissan Leaf meant you had to get the salesman into a headlock to convince him to sell it to you.
So many enthusiasts have taken matters into their own hands. Conversions are a rapidly growing trend (and for some an emerging business), and one of these is EV enthusiast and clean energy entrepreneur Nick Lake.
In this interview, done on the road, Lake shares his story about converting his red VW bug, and his plans for the future.
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Giles Parkinson is founder and editor of www.TheDriven.io, and also edits and founded RenewEconomy.com.au and OneStepOffTheGrid.com.au. He has been a journalist for 35 years and is a former business and deputy editor of the Australian Financial Review.