Ollie Langridge, Wellington NZ
Byron Bay is an amazing place. Beautiful nature and wildlife on land and in the ocean. A centre of environmental awareness – or so I thought.
I’m over here from NZ for a month and in the 27 days I’ve been here, I haven’t seen a single electric vehicle (EV). Not even one. Where are all the entry level Nissan Leafs and eNV200s?
Every day I see nose to tail traffic coming into Byron Bay CBD and not even one of them is electric. Are all these cars doing more than 140kms a day? That distance is easily achievable in a basic EV.
What I do see are hundreds of big, grunty off-roaders with snorkels spewing carbon monoxide.
Is it an unwritten rule that when parked, even if the windows are down, people have to leave the engine running all the time?