“Hey John, I just saw a bloody Tesla. What’s that doing out here!”
These were the words heard over the radio by Tesla Owner’s Club of Australia president Mark Tipping and partner Franca, who are currently on an outback trip deep into the Northern Territory to visit communities and find out what they need to tackle the problem on everyone’s lips: energy security.
Except, energy security is something outback communities experience more often than most. More accurately, it is referred to as energy poverty.
It’s certainly not the first time a Tesla electric car has travelled in the Australia outback but this trip outback by Tipping is something special.