Range anxiety: Will electric vehicles ‘ruin the weekend?’

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Australians love their big cars. They’re perfect for road trips, towing your boat or going camping. So, as former Prime Minister Scott Morrison put it in 2019, have electric vehicles really ‘killed the weekend’?

In the second episode of ‘Debunks’, the new podcast series from the Cosmos newsroom team and Nine Podcasts, science journalist Ellen Phiddian investigates the truth and lies behind electric vehicle range.

Joined by engineer Professor Hussein Dia, EV social researcher Dr Gail Broadbent and EV driver Ben Roberts, Ellen finds out the truth behind how far an electric car really can go.

They discuss road-tripping in an EV, queue anxiety and more.

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Debunks is a science podcast that asks questions that you actually want to know the answer to. 

Each week a journalist in the Cosmos newsroom expertly guides listeners through the science topics of the day, from electric vehicles to weight loss. Plus we unpack all the misinformation that comes with it.

Debunks is a partnership between Nine Podcasts and Cosmos Magazine.

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