Brett Sutherland’s Warners Bay company ELMOFO makes electric trains, boats, cars and motorbikes

Solar power to the people | PHOTOS, POLL A Back to the Future flashback in Newcatle, with Brett Sutherland’s Delorean.
老域名怎么购买

Star Wars characters with Brett Sutherland’s Delorean.

Brett Sutherland’s Delorean in Newcastle.

Brett Sutherland’s Delorean in Newcastle.

Warners Bay company ELMOFO’s Radical electric race car.

Warners Bay company ELMOFO’s Radical electric race car.

Warners Bay company ELMOFO’s Radical electric race car.

Warners Bay company ELMOFO’s Radical electric race car.

Warners Bay company ELMOFO’s Radical electric race car.

Warners Bay company ELMOFO’s Radical electric race car.

An ELMOFO electric motorbike.

ELMOFO electric vehicles.

An ELMOFO electric motorbike.

The Byron Bay Railroad Company solar-powered train.

The Byron Bay Railroad Company solar-powered train.

Brett Sutherland with the Byron Bay Railroad Company solar-powered train.

Diagram showing how the solar-powered train works.

The Byron Bay Railroad Company solar-powered train.

TweetFacebookMr Sutherland said people like Tesla founder Elon Musk were inspiring people to move away from fossil fuels.

He saidTeslahad demonstrated that electric cars can outperform petrol cars.

He added that Mr Musk was increasing awareness of the possibilities offast electric cars and solar-powered homes with batteries and storage.

“You can go off the grid and be in charge of your own destiny,”Mr Sutherlandsaid.

Mr Sutherland’sWarners Bay-based company ELMOFOlast year built the electric drive system and lithium batteries for what was thought to be the world’s first fully solar-powered train.

The Byron Bay-based train, a former “red rattler” that ran on the Newcastle line, was retrofitted to run quietly and pollution-free.

A diesel engine was replaced with an electric drive system.

Mr Sutherland believes more trains will follow suit.

“There’s definitely interest from other parts of the train industry to do some form of solar generation or energy capture into batteries.”

Back in 2010, he bought a DeLorean and converted it into an electric car.

The DeLorean brand was made famous inBack to the Futuremovies.

Mr Sutherland wasn’t able to make it fly,“or go through time”.

But its conversion was a success, with the electric drive system performing better than its previous V6 petrol engine.

The success of the DeLorean project inspired him to build a high-performance electric race car, named the Radical.

It was thought to be the first electric race car in , and possibly the world, to compete against petrol-powered equivalents.

In 2014, the Radical won its class, beating petrol-powered V8s.

It was described at the time as a “big leap towards zero-emission electric vehicle racing”.

The company has also converted motorbikes and jet boats to electric.

Mr Sutherland uses solar power at his business and home.

“We’re trying to lead by example,” he said.

He said solar was now affordable and the price would fall further. He added that solar batteries would become“more and more affordable”.

“Everyone will have some form of solar and battery in the future.If they want to go off grid, they’ll increase the size of that.”

This entry was posted in 老域名出售. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.