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2nd October 2017

This week we examine survey results from 109 strata buildings regarding their intentions around electric vehicle charging.  We also report on the Griffith University strata conference and the launch of Tesla's 129 MWh battery plant in SA. The free CPD training is open again if you missed out last time.

Ross McIntyre
Strata Energy News Editor
 
Tesla Battery Launch in South Australia

We were down in Adelaide last week for Elon Musk's launch party for the worlds largest battery at 129 MWh capacity ... Batteries are coming soon to strata.  [More]
Griffith Strata Industry Conference 2017

Future visions for strata with coverage of new technology impacts including electric vehicles, driverless vehicles, and sustainability.  [More]
Survey Shows Electric Vehicle Demand

Overwhelmingly 78% of respondents are in favour of electric vehicle charging facilities in strata.  Download a copy of the results from 109 strata buildings. [More]
Last Month's Top Feature ...
Free CPD Training for Strata Managers

Topics currently on offer include: Energy Efficiency in Strata, Electric Vehicles in Strata and NABERS for Apartment Buildings. [More]

Things You Need to Know About
Electric Vehicle Survey Results
  1. 78% want of EV charging in their apartment building
  2. Users pays service preferred for individual car spaces
  3. 56% ownership in 10 years reflects much high adoption rate for EVs
  4. 98% don't want to share vehicle charging facilities with the public
  5. Only 11% awareness of public charging services nearest to the building
  6. Common power sockets currently used for charging EVs in strata
  7. 84% prefer Tesla followed by 12% for BMW electric vehicles
  8. 67% prefer fully electric over hybrid electric vehicles
  9. Residents drive 114kms on average each week
  10. Survey generating up to 53% engagement across 109 buildings
Survey results show 56% of respondents plan to have an EV in 10 years

 
In Other News
Consumers Left Behind by Designers of Power System

Ross Gittins, SMH
The soaring price of electricity is testament to the disastrous failure of a major item on the 1990s agenda of micro-economic reform – establishing a national electricity market.
Sustainability Laws Trump Strata By-Laws!

Jason Carlson Grace Lawyers
Smart Strata

These changes would prevent bodies corporate from prohibiting or restricting sustainable housing measures simply because they would detract from the aesthetics of a building
Clean Energy Is Approaching a Tipping Point

Bloomberg NEF
The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market.
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