Smart car recharges in Airlie
MARC Talloen arrived in Airlie Beach on Friday morning and left fully charged.
Mr Talloen owns a Tesla S85 electric car and has embarked on a mission to drive from his house in south-east Queensland to Cape Tribulation and back in a bid to promote the benefits of his sleek ride
He and his wife decided to use Airlie Beach as one of the recharging points along his electrifying journey.
“There are two aspects of my trip,” he said.
“One is a good holiday. The other aspect is I want to ... motivate people to buy electrical cars and (promote) renewable energy to prove to them you can start to move around over big distances. The technology is available.”
While here, Whitsunday Regional Council briefed Mr Talloen on RATCH Austra- lia’s plan to build a $100 million solar photovoltaic power station in Collinsville.
“From what I’ve heard about the Collinsville project it sounds very good,” Mr Talloen said.
“Using existing infrastructure that was there, that’s perfect.”
ELECTRIC: Marc Talloen, Green Energy Technologies' Kon Flaherty, councillor Jan Clifford and chief operating officer Ken McLoughlin admire Mr Talloen's Tesla S85 on Friday.