Electric revolution falters
A bold 2010 prediction from Fairfax Media:
The first modern mass-produced electric car [the Mitsubishi i-MiEV] is in the vanguard of a silent revolution.Less than two years on:
In Australia last year just 49 electric vehicles were sold, accounting for 0.0049 per cent of the new-car market, according to Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV was the biggest selling electric car, but still managed just 30 sales.Yep, that's one silent revolution.