Singer Jimmy Barnes joins big name Australians supporting electric vehicles

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Jimmy Barnes drives a Tesla on holidays and says he can’t wait to make the switch to electric cars, joining other notable Australians.

Jimmy Barnes and Simon Hackett both extol the benefits of electric cars.
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The Driven

Jimmy Barnes, one of Australia’s best-loved musicians, has given his support to electric vehicles amid the recent controversy that has plagued Australian politics and dumbfounded observers in the last fortnight.

While on a holiday overseas, the music industry veteran has been driving a Tesla – and according to Barnes, its’ long range and ability to charge off solar panels has him convinced to ditch the family’s petrol and diesel cars and instead switch to electric upon his return.

Along with a series of photos posted on social media channel Twitter overnight (Australian time), Barnes commented that in addition to the Tesla costing nothing to run, it is safe, quiet and fast.

“I love it and can’t wait to switch our petrol and diesel cars over,” Barnes wrote.

“It feels so good to do [your] bit to get off the grid.”

Read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle dedicated site, The Driven…

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