It is fascinating to contrast recent statements from the Conservative Lord Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, with a statement from Kim Carr, the Minister for Industry and Innovation in the Australian Labour Government.
London mayor Boris Johnson is speaking out again and this time has publicly committed to never buying another car powered by an internal combustion engine.
Kim Carr, the Minister for Industry and Innovation, poured cold water and scorn on zero-emission vehicles and defended his his decision to encourage local car makers to continue to invest in large petrol-powered cars."We've heard talk of some companies being able to produce plug-in electric cars or similar thingies" stated Carr, " but we're only interested in real world, not nuclear powered cars!" this last reference was to the announcements by Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Tesla. Minister Carr, went on to say"Government aid was designed to help existing car manufacturers with small changes to fuel economy, rather than redesigning whole cars."
It is especially despairing when you consider that Australian electors voted for Mr Carr's Labour Government largely on a platform of Environmental issues.
How can the ordinary voter have any faith in the competence of leaders to support EV technology, when troglodytes in position of power around the world, bleat such pathetically short sighted nonsense as Minister Carr and his curiously inaccurately named " ..Innovation Ministry??
The world turned upside down!