‘Misinformation’: The Project host Kate Langbroek’s wild EV stance

The project star Kate Langbroek made some wild remarks on Network Ten’s show on Tuesday night that left some of her co-stars visibly stunned.

In Tuesday’s episode, the panel discussed reports that overall electric vehicle sales fell five percent in April after growing sharply over the past three years.

Despite recent price cuts in an effort to compete in China’s growing electric vehicle market, Tesla sales fell 44 percent in April.

The electric car giant is struggling to sell its cars and on Tuesday a picture of a parking lot full of unsold Teslas in Melbourne went viral.

Auto experts say the industry is struggling to expand beyond the early adopter phase, blaming poor charging infrastructure and poor resale figures. Project Star Langbroek has a completely different idea and she wasn’t afraid to share it.

However, some argue that bad headlines and “misinformation” about the electric vehicle revolution contributed to poor sales.

“Isn’t it weird that when we don’t want something we should want, they call it misinformation?” Langbroek fumed. “The reason I don’t have one is because of information. I don’t want to have to wait four hours to charge my car. I don’t have a garage. I don’t have off-street parking. How am I supposed to charge my car?”

Her comments apparently did not please Waleed Aly, who was quick to point out that the claim that electric vehicles were falling out of favor with the public was itself just a form of disinformation.

He suggested that the drop in sales was likely due to Australians having less money to spend during the cost of living crisis.

“That’s a criticism, isn’t it?” he countered. “You compare last year with this year and then say they’re down 5%… and this at a time of cost of living crisis.”

“Then why did we report the story?” laughed Langbroek.

“Well. I don’t know,” Aly stammered before making a confused face and looking back at his co-star.

Sarah Harris then joined the discussion, pointing out that new technologies are always most popular when they first appear on the market. This prompted Langbroak to make a wild comparison that seemed to baffle her fellow panelists.

“It’s like my father with the CD player,” she remarked. “And you know what? He was right! Who has a CD player these days?”

In order to get new vehicles out of the showrooms, manufacturers are currently offering high discounts.

A brand new Tesla Model Y is now $11,400 cheaper. The Peugeot e2008 has been massively reduced from $63,000 to $39,990. At the lower end of the market, a GWM Ora is down 20 percent to $35,990.

Before the 2022 federal election, the opposition – now the Albanese government – ​​predicted that electric vehicles would account for 89 percent of all new car sales by 2030. Now the Federal Ministry of Transport expects their share to be only 27 percent.

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