For those readers of MEC blog posts who are planning to have a family and live near a busy road/highway it may be prudent to move if you can or if not, to delay the onset of pregnancy till such times that you can relocate. Many studies have made this link and the mounting body of evidence suggests the dramatic increases in the incidence of autism spectrum disorder are directly linked to exposure of polluted air.
The internal combustion engine has been useful but the time is right to change to cleaner transport. Why are successive Australian governments delaying the introduction of incentives to encourage clean transport? It would benefit our economy, our energy security, our health care system and our environment. As we keep saying at My Electric Car – it’s time to ditch the toxic vehicle fleet.
Had a car converted to EV in 2008 - established MY ELECTRIC CAR 2009 - had the pleasure of driving the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S (P85D) the BMW i3 and the Renault Zoe & Kangoo - all incredible! Rightly predicted the wave of change globally to EVs in a much bigger way towards the end of 2016 and through 2017/2018. Also predicts big changes to car ownership when autonomous drive cars gain traction (2020 - 2025).