Starship & Tesla – launching a better future

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Starship & Tesla – launching a better future. 

Starship & Tesla – launching a better future. What a week. The largest and most powerful rocket to ever be launched in human history.

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Until this week, the Apollo rockets were by far the most powerful rockets to leave Earth. They held that record for 50 years until this last Thursday when SpaceX’s Starship and Booster created history. 

Just like Apollo, SpaceX’s Starship is looking to the stars to move human existence multi-planetary. The Apollo missions achieved this when they landed a man on the moon. From that time till this, the missions have not been as lofty or as inspiring.

But now as Starship has finally lifted from the ground and leapt to the skies, we again feel a sense of pride, of hope that we as a human race have something to strive for, something to reach for and a way to reach out and find the destination in the stars. 

Inspiring the world

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Millions of people around the world watched as the silver booster with the obsidian Starship a top lifted from the ground. This test of the rocket was to prove it was possible to achieve that which had never been done before, a rapidly reusable rocket, measuring 120m long with a diameter larger than a small house this rocket has been developed for a large movement of goods and personnel to Mars and the stars. 

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None of this would be possible without the amazing people who work tirelessly to bring the vision of the founder Elon Musk to light. His pursuit of the future we all dreamed of as kids is nothing short of a passion that no one else has had the drive, capability, and desire to see through. 

John F Kennedy once said, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard,” (Kennedy told the crowd at Rice University in Houston.)

Any exploration of a place yet unknown is always going to be complex, challenging, and fraught with risk, missteps, and pivots. But if we stay the course and strive for what has always been told is impossible, letting smart, bright, and passionate people do their best work, then the stars are the limit. 


Starship & Tesla – launching a better future.

Just like Starship and the people making the impossible possible, Tesla is striving to make the earth that little bit better for our future also.

With the combustion engine dominating the last century we now find ourselves in a race to help mother earth heal from contamination brought upon her by humanity. 

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This week Tesla advised that they again had a record-breaking quarter introducing thousands more electric vehicles to happy customers. Changes in pricing have helped to make the vehicles more accessible for average people, increases in battery pack uptake and storage capabilities and Model Y being the best-selling vehicle in Europe, America and many other locations shows that their mission to transition the world to sustainable energy is heading in the right direction. 

Sharing of resources

With SpaceX, Tesla shares its resources of engineering and technology with Space X and many other Elon Musk companies. It is this holistic view that provides not only Starship the great minds to achieve the impossible, but the reverse is also true with people from SpaceX providing Tesla with great ideas and innovations. 

All told we as a human race need to be inspired, to find greatness in the ordinary, to seek opportunities to dream, imagine, witness and create future history into reality. 

I grew up watching cartoons and shows like The Jetsons, Mask, transformers, the Flintstones so many more. And still, I am waiting for that future that inspired my generation’s imaginings of what the future could be. 

I am truly enjoying watching that history become a reality. 

Starship & Tesla – launching a better future. Space X has done something incredible this week and they should be so proud. Tesla has again proved that Electrification can lead to better outcomes for the future of humanity. And together they both with help from many incredibly talented people deliver a better world for us all. 


David McCann

David created EV-HQ to share his passion for Electric vehicles

EV-HQ is here to inspire you to consider the possibilities


Easter Eggs – Gaming, Tesla, or Chocolate?

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Easter Eggs – Gaming, Tesla, or Chocolate? Easter Eggs at this time of year are a symbol of new life. 

However, there is another type of easter egg. 

So how did they get their name Easter Egg? 


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Warren Robinett was the first person to create an easter egg in a computer game. His name and the credit for making the game “Adventure “on the Atari 2600 was never given to him as at the time Atari policy was to never credit to anyone. 

However the name Easter egg was was “coined around 1979 by Steve Wright, to describe a hidden message in the Atari video game Adventure, in reference to an Easter egg hunt.”

So, Warren Robinett created his own way of hiding his name and only through a specific process would his name appear thus creating the first Easter Egg in a computer game. It started an authentic, fun way for developers to create interesting challenges and tests for gamers that became a legacy.  


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When Tesla started, Elon Musk, a gaming enthusiast loved the easter egg idea and created many across the years that remain ever present today. Elon being a pop culture fan and a wicked sense of humour appealed to the nerd in all of us by creating with his team many easter eggs. 

Tesla has many and varied easter eggs, some in the cars, some in the app and all of them are fun and enjoyable to experience. 

Here is a link to show some of the eater eggs held in a Tesla. 


Easter Eggs – Gaming, Tesla, or chocolate? Hope you all have a happy Easter and enjoy your easter eggs no matter if they are chocolate or digital. 

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David McCann

David created EV-HQ to share his passion for Electric vehicles

EV-HQ is here to inspire you to consider the possibilities

There’s a new kid in town – Mustang Mach-e

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There’s a new kid in town – Mustang Mach-e, Ford’s latest step towards bringing their electric vehicles to the Australian shores. 

The Mach–e was shown to the world back in 2019 and went on sale in the USA in December of 2020. Since then, Ford has been working out the kinks and refining the vehicle. With Sales in the thousands, it has been a well-received vehicle to the market in the USA.

This week Ford revealed the Mustang Mach–e to Australia. Ford announced the arrival of the Mach – e at the Australian Grand Prix with lots of fanfare. They had three of the vehicles driving round the circuit to show it off to the crowd. It is no surprise that the Mustang MAch-e has helped Ford become the second largest seller of EV’s in USA in 2022. 

MACH-e Variants

The Australian version will come in 3 variants, Select, Premium and GT. 

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  • 91kWh battery 
  • Dual Motor (Generate 358kW/860Nm torque)
  • 0-100km/hr. – 3.7seconds
  • 490km Range 
  • All Wheel Drive


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  • Single Motor (Generate 216kW/430Nm torque)
  • 600km Range 


  • 71kWh battery
  • Single Motor (Generate 198kWh/430Nm torque)
  • 470km Range
  • Rear Wheel Drive 

All three variants will have in the interior a 15.5-inch touch screen in a central location to manage infotainment and Ford’s Sync4 Software. 

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To partner with this a screen mounted behind the steering wheel is 10.2 inches showing the speed and other metrics for driving.

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Furthermore, wireless charging and 10 speakers Bang and Olufsen sound system.

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To compliment all these wonderful accessories a panoramic sunroof will come as standard. 

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FORD getting serious

There’s a new kid in town – Mustang Mach-e. Ford is starting to get serious about their presence in Australia and their vision for electric vehicles globally. They are looking to start with the Mach-e but that is far from the end, they will attempt to have a further 4 more electric vehicles in Australia by the end of 2024. 

It is great to see another electric vehicle hit the shores of our wonderful country. This shift towards electric vehicles is growing at a pace that is hard to fathom and yet long overdue. 

Just like the mobile phone I believe Australia will lead the world in uptake of electric vehicles as long as the prices when announced for ford and others are within reach of the average person, especially with the recent increase in living costs. 

Ford will have a good seller on its hands with the Mach-e and I look forward to seeing them on the road and up close and personal. 


David McCann

David created EV-HQ to share his passion for Electric vehicles

EV-HQ is here to inspire you to consider the possibilities