Friday, March 20, 2009

Automatic parking!

Isn't it amazing what you can do when all 4 wheels are powered independently by electric motors?

Some EV's are set up like this and while I can't see this concept car style taking off anywhere except retirement villages and large corporate facilities, you have to admit, it takes care of the old reverse parallel park!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Project Better Place

I just had a call from Guy at Project Better Place Australia.

A few weeks ago, I submitted my resume with a request/offer to help them with their massive project of rolling out a high-tech EV recharge network in Australia.

I didn't get a response initially, but Guy explained that they have been working almost 20-hour days getting the planning foundation right, and they will soon release an email update to everyone with a Situation Report.

Guy said that once they know exactly what needs they have, and what skills they require, they will be in a position to recruit a variety of people. Basically it was a catch-up call to let me know things are in motion, and to stay tuned.

I responded that I understood their constraints, and appreciated his call. I also reiterated that I was still keen to work with them and emphasised my communication and public speaking experience. I really want to work with these guys and look forward to hearing more.

For more details, go to or for Australian-specific details,

Friday, March 6, 2009

Family addition

Sorry for the delay in posting - I've been very busy for the last week or so getting the house ready for the new baby.

Nathan Finlay Sawell arrived on the 5th March 2009. Both mum and bub are doing fine.