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Not far from Eliott is the huge cattle station of Newcastle Waters, once part owned by Kerry Packer who sent his son, James, there to work for a year. It’s also the site of Sun Cable’s proposed $30bn solar farm. When operational, this ambitious 12,000-hectare project would provide power to Darwin and – via a 3500km undersea cable – Singapore and Indonesia. 

For real Outback travellers, it’s simply not an option. Who has a second EV waiting for them at every stop, recharged and ready to rock? It’s a sleight of hand for sure, but for me, it doesn’t undermine Porsche’s overall goal of proving that EVs can be driven huge distances across the country. And to be honest, I don’t know why they felt it necessary. I’ve done big drives in EVs. I don’t mind waiting for a car to charge.

Glenn Butler

Glenn Butler is one of Australia’s best-known motoring journalists having spent the last 25 years reporting on cars on radio, TV, web and print. He’s a former editor of Wheels, Australia’s most respected car magazine, and was deputy editor of before that. Glenn’s also worked at an executive level for two of Australia’s most prominent car companies, so he understands how much care and consideration goes into designing and developing new cars. As a journalist, he’s driven everything from Ferraris to Fiats on all continents except Antarctica (which he one day hopes to achieve) and loves discovering each car’s unique personality and strengths. Glenn knows a car’s price isn’t indicative of its competence, and even the cheapest car can enhance your life and expand your horizons. 

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