In the two months he's had his Tesla Model 3 electric car, Diamond Beach resident Peter Mannow has fielded countless questions about it from curious passersby.
An advocate for electronic vehicles, he doesn't see the questions as inconvenient or intrusive, but rather as an opportunity to dispel some of the myths that surround the technology.
He says most people ask about the cost of the vehicles, the effectiveness of their batteries, how they're charged and how long they can drive for.
In most cases, he believes they come away pleasantly surprised by the answers he gives them.
In the case of cost, Peter says people need to look beyond the initial price tag to see the true value in the vehicles.
He paid around $70,000 for his Tesla Model 3, which puts it in a similar price range as medium-sized luxury models from manufacturers such as Audi and BMW.
However, he believes in the long run it's far cheaper than any of those vehicles.
"People always look at the sticker price, they don't look at the cost of ownership," Peter said.
"Once you've put up with that first upfront cost, the ongoing cost is really small. I reckon you'd be saving $5,000 a year on the service and the fuel."
With the car only requiring a service every 80,000 kilometres, Peter said his only regular ongoing costs were insurance and registration.
And even when the time for a service did roll around, he said the maintenance associated with it was minimal, with just a change of coolant, a top up of water in the battery, and the replacement of tyres and windscreen wipers required.
In regards to the car's battery, he said again it was far more reliable and long-lasting than people had been led to believe.
In April of this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the Model 3's battery modules should last between 300,000 and 500,000 miles, which equated to between 500,000 and 800,000 kilometres - enough for TopSpeed magazine to run an article entitled 'Stop Worrying About Battery Life If You Own A Tesla Model 3'.
Peter charges his vehicle for around six hours once a week from a standard power outlet at home, which allows him to drive 400 kilometres - more than enough to go about his life around the Great Lakes without worry.
Charging it off solar electricity, he not only believes it's a far more sustainable and environmentally-friendly option than petrol or diesel, but cheaper too.
Once Peter decided to drive any kind of substantial distance, he said again the inconveniences were nowhere near as bad as they'd been made out to be.
There are currently 800 public electric vehicle charging stations across Australia, with the majority of the high power stations (estimated at around 200) located on the East Coast.
These high power stations - like the one located at Nabiac - can provide full charge to an electric vehicle in under an hour, meaning for Peter, a trip from Diamond Beach to Melbourne will see him stop no more than three times, for an hour at a time, which he'd do anyway.
Despite these benefits, he said resistance to electric vehicles remained high.
He believed a lot of this came from our current leadership.
"When you have the PM of this country and other ministers giving out misinformation, possibly because of vested interests, I think that's a big part of it," he said.
"There are no incentives for electric car ownership in Australia."
But with more and more car manufacturers around the world producing electric vehicles because of their superior efficiency, he believed it was inevitable that electric vehicles would become the way of the future, and the government needed to begin ensuring the infrastructure was in place to support that transition.
"At the moment I don't see that happening," he said.
He pointed to countries in Scandinavia and Europe, along with China, who were already embracing the change and enjoying a number of benefits because of it - not least of all, a drop in air pollution.
But away from the political side of things, Peter said the cars - with their simple, centralised controls, their regular software updates, and their smooth-running and surprisingly powerful driving - were a whole lot of fun in their own right.
"I love the car," he said.
"It's like the best toy you've ever bought."
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