North’s first Tesla spark­ing in­ter­est

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - TONY RAGGATT

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Mr Hazrat­wala said the ve­hi­cle’s speed was re­stricted to 250km/ h, while its range, at an aver- age speed of 80km/ h, was s about 420km.

For Mr Hazrat­wala,, who has so­lar pan­els on his home, the pur­chase was driven by his lik­ing g for tech­nol­ogy and cars as well as recog­ni­tion of the need to re­duce fos­sil fuel emis­sions. “I love tech­nol­ogy,” he said. “I was in­ter­ested in how the tech­nol­ogy has been ap­plied to

if not daunt-- some­thinghi we use se ev­ery day day.

“We have had the com­bus­tion en­gine, and now with the con­straints on fos­sil fu­els be­ing a big topic, I think this is the way it’s go­ing to go.”

CUR­RENT LOVE: Kosh Hazrat­wala with his Tesla Model S P85, and ( inset), the stor­age space un­der the bon­net.

Pic­ture: EVAN MOR­GAN

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