Readers of V is for Voltage often overlook those four wheel pioneer toiling away creating EV's and charging infrastructure that will prove useful to all EV users in the future.
One such Pioneer is the Australian Ross Blade. The history of the Blade Electron is astonishing!
As those who have read my posts from time to time will attest, I am not very tolerant of snake oil and vaporware merchants!
Ross Blade is probably one of the most sincere and honest engineers I have ever met.
It's unfortunate that he is located in a small Australian provincial city. The Australian government has not been very supportive of EV development. I suppose the Australian federal and state governments attitudes are not really surprising considering the concern to retain the significant employment created by a marginally profitable local car industry consisting of three major manufacturers! Australia also possesses vast reserves of cheap natural gas (LPG).
Nevertheless, Ross Blade has persisted. Blade produced the first real modern four door, four seater EV. beating iMev and Nissan Leaf by four years.
The new offering from Blade boasts a range in the vicinity of 200klm+ and has an all Australian Drive train.
I own and operate three Blade Electrons. I can attest to the reliability and quality of these tough little cars.
For those interested, check out the Blade website. www.bev.com.au/