Tesla has found another way to use Lithium. Tesla’s Lithium-Ion house has arrived in Ipswich, Queensland and will this week participate in a public education campaign on how to generate, store and use renewable energy in the home.
Towed by the all-electric Tesla Model X vehicle, the Tiny House is powered by rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries with back up solar powered panels. After recently completing a tour of Melbourne it heads to Brisbane next week.
Acting Ipswich Mayor Wayne Wendt said “tiny homes had the potential to provide a low-cost alternative to expensive terrace housing, although council did not have a specific policy on the introduction of such accommodation in Ipswich.”
“Given the potential affordability of tiny homes, our preference would be to link them to good locations and services, such as transport and education and therefore locate them within walking distance to facilities.”
Energy experts believe Tesla’s move into 100% electric housing is only the beginning and sees a similar growth trajectory as Electric vehicles. Creating yet more supply pressures on Lithium. Only time will tell if sustainable electric houses will take off.
— Climate Council (@climatecouncil) June 19, 2018