Here’s an interesting bit of trivia for you – Internode ISP founder Simon Hackett bought himself Australia’s first Tesla Roadster, and this week he’s driving it from Darwin to Adelaide as part of the Global Green Challenge.
The Global Green Challenge, in case you’ve not heard of it, is a 3000km, week-long road race running from Darwin to Adelaide. It’s a test for all manner of alternative energy vehicles to test their eco-friendly credentials.
There are 54 vehicles competing in the challenge, including 37 solar-powered cars and 17 production vehicles. In order to keep the Roadster charged, the team has a generator on the back of a truck, which runs ahead of the electric vehicle and stops at points along the way to simulate having a recharging infrastructure in place. Sure, that probably won’t happen for a while yet, but it’s going to be an interesting race to follow this week. You can follow Simon’s travels on his blog here.